5 (Great) Reasons to Carpool vs. Driving Alone

(There's more like 500, but we'll start with the Big 5)

1. Save Money!

Probably the most obvious reason to carpool, carpooling with FareShare reduces the rider’s cost by half and reimburses the driver at least 50%. 

A Commuter Solutions study found that $1.1 Billion is saved by carpooling each year— where carpoolers can save up to $600 per month by carpooling. Wouldn’t you like to have a little more wiggle room in the budget? Even if you only carpool with one other person, that would cut your commuting bill in half. Win-Win!

(About 18% of a person’s monthly budget it taken up in car maintenance, repairs, and gas!)

2. Socialize

The Human factor of the carpool is what scares many away from it, when in fact it should be the most celebrated aspect of it

With FareShare, you input your preferences from your music taste to your favorite place to get coffee in the mornings. We prioritize your commute with filters of your preferences and let you pick who you would like to carpool with.   

With socializing, traffic can be fought not just with the carpool lane, but with conversation as well. Ff you’re looking for a way to get to know your colleagues and neighbors, hop in a carpool.

3. A Breath of Fresh Air

The Department of Transportation reports that in 100% of official studies, HOV lanes have positively affected surrounding air quality.

Each car taken off the road gets rid of tons of CO2 emissions. Currently, in the U.S., there are more registered cars than licensed drivers . Transportation is a close 2nd for all Greenhouse Gas Emissions amounting for 27%  of all CO2 emissions, with light and medium duty vehicles as the main emitters. 

 So if you won’t do it for your social life, and you won’t do it for your wallet, just do it for the environment.

4. No More Snooze Button

If you have to pick up Kathy at 7:15am or Ethan is going to be in your driveway at 7:30am sharp, you can’t hit the snooze button until 5 minutes before you need to leave.

You’ll have to plan ahead—which means you will be much less likely to be late to work.

Who knew carpooling could get you on your boss’ good side?

5. Slide Past Traffic

If everyone opted to carpool just one day a week, the traffic on the nation’s major highways and roads would be reduced by as much as 20%.

Many cities have carpool lanes. Using those lanes can cut you commute time in half. Think of what you could do with that 20, 30, or more minutes every day! Learn Spanish, get ripped at the gym, write a blog praising carpooling. Your call.

A commute with FareShare is not just a carpool, but an amazing experience facillitating human conversation and environmental & monetary conservation.