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Be a Ridesharing Hero Today

Ridesharing saves you money and time while helping save the environment. Commuters have a variety of options to help keep more money in their pocket. Smart choices like carpooling, vanpooling, walking, riding your bike and riding GRTC or Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) service are great ways to save money, improve air quality and mobility throughout the region.

Advantages of Ridesharing:

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Heroes Wanted. Save. Reduce. Protect.

You have choices in how you commute in and around the region. Click the links for more details, find out how unleash your inner hero.

Carpooling helps beat gridlock!

Carpooling offers great flexibility to accommodate your individual lifestyle even if you don't have a car! There are many options to choose from: short or long term carpooling or 2 or 3 days a week. To find a carpool partner, register online, or call (804) 643-RIDE for more information.

Vanpooling never looked so good!

Vanpooling is the perfect solution to saving more money instead of driving alone, meeting new friends, and relaxing on your way to work. RideFinders can help you form a vanpool by bringing together at least seven (7) people to share the ride and commuting cost to and from work.

RideFinders can also provide information on current vanpools. To find or start a vanpool: register online, view our current active vanpool listing, or call RideFinders at 804-643-7433 (RIDE) or 800-693-7433 (RIDE).

Riding the Bus

Riding the bus is a great money saver and helps save the environment! You can even ride your bike to bus stops and bring your bike along for the remainder of their ride! GRTC buses are equipped with bike racks for public use. For more information on planning your next transit trip, visit GRTC's trip planner.


RideFinders assists commuters with GRTC Transit System and GRTC Connector Services transit information; promotes ridesharing - carpooling and vanpooling - with instant ridematching; and promotes the Commuter Choice program.


Teleworking means working away from a central workplace, either at home or another alternate work location, all or part of the week. Let teleworking work for you!

In partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, RideFinders serves as a resource center for program development at employer sites; provides technical assistance to employers who are considering the establishment of a telework program. For more information, or call RideFinders at 804-643-RIDE or 800-693-RIDE.

Emergency Ride Home

RideFinders offers commuters a safety net to ease worries against being stranded when ridesharing. Learn more and register for the ConnectingVA Ride Home Reward Program.  If you are your are not eligible for the ConnectingVA Ride Home Reward Program, learn more about the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program provides eligible, enrolled commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or take transit to work at least three days a week with a ride home or to their vehicle if an emergency occurs while at work.

Bike and Pedestrian Commuter Services

RideFinders supports commuters who bike or walk to work with the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program and safety clinics, and distributes the Employer/Employee Biking to Work Guide. RideFinders promotes bike month activities and the annual Bike to Work Day in May by partnering with various organizations to host bike education classes and special events.