As part of its mission to take more cars off the road and encourage people to commute together, OCTA has partnered with Waze Carpool to deliver a pilot program that offers subsidized carpool rides to or from Irvine.
From February 1 through April 30, all rides to or from Irvine will be just $2 per rider, regardless of how long the trip is. The 45-mile trip from Long Beach to Irvine, for example, will cost only $2 each way.
Here’s how it works: Waze Carpool matches up to 5 people with nearly identical commutes based on their home and destination addresses. Commuters can choose to be a driver or a rider. Drivers earn gas money and riders pay a small rate to cover the costs of gas and vehicle wear and tear.
Along with Spectrumotion and the University of California Irvine, OCTA is assisting with this incentive by promoting the offer and sharing it with employers in the Irvine area. For more about the Waze Carpool pilot program, click here.
Through its Rideshare Program, OCTA helps commuters, employers and everyday travelers explore alternative modes of transportation. Learn more about it here.