Sharing the ride with just one other person can cut your commuting costs in half. Whether you chose to carpool or vanpool five days a week with the same people or occasionally share your ride as a driver or as a passenger, UCSF wants to help you match with others who want to share a ride.
Currently, over 20 UCSF-sponsored vanpools commute to campus from various East Bay, North Bay, and South Bay communities. UCSF Vanpools are eligible for UCSF staff for payment with your pre-tax commuter benefits.
Save money and park with ease when you share your commute to UCSF. When you’re a carpool member, you can purchase carpool parking permits on a pre-tax basis and gain access to spaces reserved exclusively for carpoolers.
Carpool Parking at UCSF
Casual carpool is an alternative method for creating carpools, it is convenient due to the time savings made possible by its ad-hoc nature. Casual carpools are formed between at least two riders and one driver at the pickup locations in the East Bay during carpool lane hours. Both riders and drivers can form a carpool almost immediately when they arrive, it can be faster than relying on a traditional carpool or public transit.
Sharing the ride with just one other person can cut your commuting costs in half. Whether you chose to carpool or vanpool five days a week with the same people or occasionally share your ride as a driver or as a passenger, UCSf wants to help you match with others who want to share a ride.
New apps offer flexibility for one-way, round-trip and sporadic carpooling.
Scoop is an app that automatically matches nearby commuters into carpools. Riders and Drivers share commute costs with all transactions occurring directly in the app. If you prefer to drive a carpool, you will receive a reimbursement for each trip. If you would rather ride along in a carpool, you’ll share the commute costs with the Driver. When you carpool with Scoop in the morning, they guarantees your ride home.
Waze Carpool is an app that matches drivers and riders who are going in the same way to work or back home, and helps share the cost of gas at $0.54 per mile.
Use Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits with Lyft Shared and Uber Pool
Lyft Shared and Uber Pool rides are eligible for UCSF staff for payment with your pre-tax commuter benefits. Lyft Shared and Uber Pool are app based carpool type ridesharing services that pairs you with other passengers who are traveling along the same route. Shared/Pool drivers are the same as regular drivers but prices are up to 60% cheaper since you are splitting the cost of the ride with several strangers.