Now is a great time to save money! Join a van pool or carpool today and share a ride with people who have a similar schedule and commute.

What is RideShare Matching?
PART offers a free ride share matching service which matches individuals with similar commutes and work schedules together for potential carpools and van pools. Participants are also provided with bus routes and park and ride lots located within their area. Ride share matches can be provided onsite at the employer location, via telephone, by mail, or by logging on to ShareTheRideNC.

Van Pool Leasing
PART leases both 7-passenger and 15-passenger vans to groups of commuters who live at least 10 miles from their workplace and agree to share their daily commute to and from work. Van pools must originate or conclude in one of PART’s 10 member counties (Alamance, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin).

  • Saves thousands of dollars each year (2008 AAA average cost of operating a vehicle, 54 cents per mile)
  • Eliminates wear and tear on vehicles
  • Reduces insurance premiums
  • Improves air quality (15-passenger van eliminates over 500 pounds of pollution)
  • Reduces stress and driving fatigue
  • Improves personal time-management
  • Increases personal safety while commuting
  • Reduces parking expenses
  • 15-passenger van driver and back-up driver typically ride free of charge with full van
  • Drivers receive orientation, training and on-going management support of the van
  • Drivers allowed limited personal use of van free of charge
  • Monthly Fare covers fuel, insurance, maintenance, vehicle mileage, and emergency ride home
  • Fares vary based on number of passengers, fuel option and round-trip mileage
  • Fares reviewed for possible adjustments effective February 1st and August 1st
  • Example - Mt. Airy to Winston-Salem (GMAC), 74 round-trip miles, 15-passenger van filled to capacity, $71 per passenger
  • Driver pays $300 *refundable security deposit. Money can be collected from each member but security deposit returned to driver provided that vehicle is in good condition at lease termination
Next Steps
  • Obtain at least 6 people to lease a mini van or nine people to lease a 15-passenger van
  • Utilize PART’s ride-sharing office to assist with gathering van-pool members.
  • Select Driver and Back-up drivers who are at least 25 years old, possess valid Class C driver’s license, no more than 3 points on driving record, and no DWI convictions
  • Pay Security Deposit
  • Driver and Back-up driver(s) signs van pool lease agreement with PART (operates on a month-to-month basis). Need 30 days notice for lease termination
  • Design route and pickup location(s) to determine round-trip mileage
  • Participants may opt to use PART’s free Park and Ride lots around the Piedmont Triad region
  • Driver and Back-up driver(s) certification and training
  • Sign Driver/Rider agreement
  • Start enjoying the savings and benefits of being a part of a new van pool!