How Do I Request A Ride?
Making your Request
When you request a ride, you are looking not to drive but to ride with someone who is. (If you ARE driving, please see 'How do I create a Ride?'
To request a ride, you do need to have a profile. If you have not yet signed up, please do so now.
First – visit the 'Find a Ride' widget.
Start typing in your destination. As you do so, suggested matches for your destination will be displayed below. Keep typing… when you see your destination, just select it. Then touch the arrow icon to proceed to the next step.
(If you were not already logged into your profile, you'll be asked to do so now.)
Now the widget will expand to ask your origin and desired date and time of arrival.
Select your 'from' location the same way as you did your 'to' location – just start typing and pick from the list. As you select your destination, you’ll see your route mapped out.
Select your desired date and time of arrival, then select 'Search.' Matches for your ride request will be displayed below.
In the widget, if you have 'Carpool' selected, then the matches will be of persons who are driving and willing to give someone a ride.
For each item in the list, you will see info about each driver's trip.
If the driver is asking you to contribute towards the cost of driving, you'll see the amount requested. Note that our web site does not collect any money or charge a fee. Any payment between you and the driver is an arrangement strictly between the two of you.
If you would like to ask a driver for a ride, touch the 'request' button. If you confirm, an email message will be sent to the driver, notifying that a person has asked for a ride. When the driver logs in, they will see that you have asked for a ride, and the driver can confirm or reject the request.
If the driver confirms, you will receive an email telling you so, with the driver’s contact info. At that point, the rider and the driver should contact each other and work out any remaining details.
In the event that a carpool ride is not available, please check for public transit to get you to your destination.
Once you have selected your destination, origin, date and time, select 'Transit' in the widget. Then click Search.
Transit results for your trip will be displayed below. For each, you may expand the result to see step by step details for each transit trip plan.