Real-Time Rideshare

Real-time ridesharing is an informal carpooling mode (also called slugging or flexible carpooling) that's on-the-fly and makes use of designated meeting places to match up drivers with passengers who want to rideshare.

This mode was the focus of a 2011 SR 520 bridge pilot project intended to test meeting-place based carpooling incorporating a smartphone ridematching tool (Business Wire article).

Try Real-Time Rideshare in SE Redmond and Willows Road

Get started at iCarpool.com

Are you a SE Redmond or Willows Road commuter?
Interested in participating in a Real-Time Rideshare pilot?
Want to be reimbursed for making your regular commute trips?

Drivers use a free mobile app and their own vehicles to share trips they are taking anyway with other riders going their way. Riders pay a small fare through the app and drivers are reimbursed for fuel through the app. For more information on this project, please visit City of Redmond's Real-Time Rideshare pilot page.

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  • Local Calls: 206-625-4500
  • Toll Free: 1-800-427-8249
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Mailing Address:
Rideshare Operations
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104-0770

Accessible commuter vans are available to groups upon request; TTY users, please dial your relay service at 7-1-1 to get in touch with rideshare staff (available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday); RideshareOnline.com translation service available to ESL customers via a conference by calling 206-625-4500 (available 8 AM to 5 AM, Monday through Friday).