Rideshare Week: October 4-8

Join us during Rideshare Week 2021 - Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 8. As you return to your commute, avoid traffic and reduce expenses by sharing the ride. 

Not back in the office yet? We’re offering an alternative way to be a part of the efforts towards cleaner air. Learn how to participate in California Clean Air Day!

Return to your commute and share the ride

Employers - Join the excitement!  Register your organization and encourage employees to return to their commute and share the ride during Rideshare Week! Registration opens August 16. 

By sharing the ride, your employees can reduce stress and be more productive at work. Investing in an alternative commute program can benefit your employees’ wellness, productivity, retention, and your bottom line. Register by September 22 at 5 p.m. for your company to be included in a newspaper recognition advertisement. 

iCommute provides promotional resources to all participants at no cost! Registered employers will receive:

  • A toolkit with promotional materials and support from the iCommute team
  • Information about ridesharing promotions during Rideshare Week
  • Recognition in a print ad in a regional newspaper, on iCommute social media, and on the iCommute website*

In addition, registered organizations will earn a point toward a SANDAG iCommute Diamond Award.

Commuters. Rideshare Week is October 4–8. Try ridesharing by choosing to carpool, vanpool, or take transit to work. Enjoy the convenience of ridesharing, get there faster when you use the Carpool/High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes, and reduce your carbon footprint.

It’s easy to share the ride. Explore your choices:

  • Get PRONTO! The new way to pay for transit is here. Pay as you go and always get the best-possible fares for MTS and NCTD.
  • Carpool with Waze! Your first ride is free and for each referral, you can receive $10 in carpool rewards after your second carpool ride.
  • Vanpool in style! Commute with Enterprise has recent-model SUVs and vans. Remember, all vanpools get SANDAG’s $400 monthly subsidy. 
  • Take the pledge! California Clean Air Day is Wednesday, October 6. Share the ride to reduce pollution.

Share your story for the chance to win! During Rideshare Week, show us how you share the ride by commenting on the designated @SANDAG Facebook post with a photo of your carpool, vanpool, or transit commute for your chance to win a “Green Weekend,” including a weekend Tesla rental, an overnight stay at an eco-hotel, and a gift certificate to a vegan restaurant! View complete contest rules.  

Use these resources to share the ride during Rideshare Week and beyond:

Carpool. Learn how to download and use Waze Carpool, Lyft, and Uber ridesharing apps to find a carpool partner.

Transit. Learn about PRONTO, the new pay as you go transit card. Find MTS and NCTD routes and schedules to plan your trip, and enjoy riding FREE the whole month of September.

Vanpool. Sign up for the vanpool interest list or view open vanpool seats to find a vanpool in your area. The SANDAG Vanpool program provides a monthly subsidy of up to $400 and military and federal employees can get up to an additional $265 per month per person for vanpooling.

For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

Clean Air Day Webinar

Join us September 28 at 11:00 a.m. for our California Clean Air Day Webinar where you can learn how to do your part for Clean Air Day, October 6, and beyond! This hour-long, interactive webinar will include presenters from the iCommute Employer Program and the Coalition for Clean Air, followed by a Q&A session. 

Employer Resources Webinar

This year's webinar for employers shared tips on safe ridesharing practices and how to maximize employee involvement leading up to Rideshare Week October 4-8. A guest speaker from the Coalition for Clean Air also presented on how employers can get involved in Clean Air Day coming up on October 6. 

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