Tips for getting started
Consider the following when discussing possible rideshare arrangements:
- What days will you carpool?
- How will driving responsibilities be rotated (i.e. daily or weekly)?
- Where and when will riders be picked up?
- How long should the driver wait, if a rider is not at the designated
- What are the best routes to designated pickup points?
- Identify alternative routes to avoid congested roads.
- How will rideshare schedules be adjusted during inclement weather?
- Sharing home, cell, and work phone numbers.
- If members do not share the driving, how will driving costs be
- Will eating and/or smoking be allowed in the car?
Tips for a successful carpool
- Be courteous to others in your carpool.
- Always be on time.
- Call other members if you are sick or running late.
- Let other member know when you have to stay late or leave early.
- Let members know when you will be away on business or vacation. If
only one person does the driving, share the commuting costs.
- Fill your gas tank before you leave.
- Give yourself extra time when driving in bad weather and adjust
pickup schedules accordingly.
- Decide on a radio station/music you’d like to listen to in advance.
- If you are the driver, plan extra time for inclement weather.
When you don't have your car at work
- Give yourself extra time if you plan to walk to meetings or
share a ride with someone else who is attending the same meeting.
- Call extension 2714 to use the
Shuttle for on-site trips between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
- For short on-site trips, use a Department/Division assigned bicycle, when
- If possible, try not to schedule meetings late in the day.
- If you are attending a late day meeting, inform others attending the
meeting that you may need to leave early.
- Use on-site banking, dry cleaning, postal, and
services to reduce the need for midday off-site trips.
- Bring your lunch to work. Most buildings have refrigerators and microwaves.
Last Modified: May 3, 2012