Rideshare Week - October 1 – 5

The San Diego region celebrated National Rideshare Week with 91 registered employers encouraging thousands of employees to join the fun and enjoy the ride with carpool, transit, and vanpool commutes.

Approximately 207,000 alternative commute miles were pledged during Rideshare Week, saving more than 8,300 gallons of gasoline. Congratulations to Ron C. who won an Apple Watch for pledging to choose a carpool commute!

Commuters left their solo drive behind and enjoyed promotions all week long:

  • MTS and NCTD hosted the first-ever Free Ride Day on October 2, welcoming nearly 46,000 additional riders and a 15% increase in transit ridership countywide.
  • Discounted Lyft and Uber rides were available to/from transit stops on Free Ride Day to encourage commuters to leave their car at home.
  • Waze Carpool offered free rides all week long, seeing a 36% increase in carpool trips and one of their busiest weeks in San Diego to date!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in Rideshare 2018 and helped to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the region. We hope you continue to rideshare all year long!

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

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