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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:

  • Economical. Carpooling, vanpooling, and riding the bus are great values and in most cases, cuts commuting costs in half.
  • Eco-Friendly. Walking and riding your bike reduces your carbon footprint and provides great health benefits.
  • Convenient. No need to worry in a case of emergency. RideFinders offers the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program in the event of an emergency or you have to unexpectedly work late.
  • Flexible. Rideshare one day, three days, or every day. You choose the option that fits your lifestyle.

Use the cost calculatorSM to estimate your potential rideshare cost savings.


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 vanpool listings, or call RideFinders at 804-643-RIDE or 800-693-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. Watch a short bike rack tutorial video! For more information on planning your next transit trip, visit GRTC's trip planner.

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RideFinders assists commuters with GRTC Transit System and GRTC Connector Services transit information; sells transit fare media; and promotes the Commuter Choice and electronic transit fare (swipecard) programs.

Telework

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!

RideFinders serves as a resource center for program development at employer sites; provides technical assistance and financial incentives 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. The Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program provides eligible, enrolled commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike or ride the bus 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 partners with the Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond Area Bicycling Association (RABA), BikeWalk Virginia, and various organizations to host bike education classes and special events.