The UMass Rideshare Program offers a carpool assistance program that lists the names of carpoolers who have similar schedules and routes. The ride-matching form allows you to create an account and submit your information and find commuters in your neighborhood interested in carpooling. This service is open to any Five College employee or off-campus student and is free of charge.
For more information or to request a list of Rideshare participants, contact the Rideshare Coordinator at (413) 545-6585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about MassRIDES, call 888-426-6688 (888-4COMMUTE) or visit their website.
Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program
Carpoolers, opt-outers, bicyclists and PVTA riders can participate in the MassRIDES Emergency Ride Home Program. Situations that are considered "emergencies" by the ERH program include:
- unexpected personal illness / emergency
- unexpected family illness / emergency
- carpool/vanpool driver has emergency
To register for the ERH program or obtain more information go to the MassRIDES website.
MassRIDES also offers a NuRide program to find people going your way and at the same time earn reward points each time you take a "green trip" (like transit, bicycling, walking, or carpooling). Redeem those points for rewards like local and national restaurant coupons, retailer discounts and tickets to shows and attractions. To sign up, visit www.nuride.com.