Delaware Public Media

RideShare Delaware looking to add new commuters

Feb 11, 2019

Delaware is trying to remind people about its free carpool program this month.


The state’s carpool program, RideShare Delaware, has been around since 1997.

And program manager Kathleen Grier says its goal remains to relieve congestion on First State roads and improve air quality in a number of ways.

“And it is a program that works with the employers and  community within Delaware. And it recognizes all types of clean-commuting and that includes transit - which is your DART, your SEPTA - and then also carpool, walking, biking and telework; they are all considered modes of clean-commuting within the State,” Grier said.

She says transit is the number one way people participate in the program and carpooling is the second most popular.

 

 

Grier says in 2018, there were 6,600 carpool matches made statewide.

She says people can sign up for RideShare Delaware at RideShare Delaware dot org or by downloading the free app - RideShare DE - on Apple or Android phones.

Grier says RideShare Delaware will track members who search for a carpool match the rest of this month and enter them in a raffle to win a movie basket. There are also other rewards for signing up, including dining and shopping certificates.

You can sign up for and get more information about RideShare Delaware here.