TMA Bucks, the county’s nonprofit transportation management association, recently unveiled a new Share-A-Ride website and app aimed at providing a free carpool and vanpool matching service for commuters living in Bucks County and working in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The platform is being offered in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC.)
According to TMA Bucks’ Executive Director, Stephen Noll, “By sharing a ride or telecommuting, commuters can save money and reduce the stress of getting to and from work or wherever they need to go. This not only gives people more options for getting around but also helps ease congestion and keeps the air cleaner too by taking some vehicles off the road.”
The Share-A-Ride website is accessible at https://sharearide.agilemile.com/tmabucks, and the organization hopes that it will become a valuable resource for Bucks County businesses and their employees looking to explore sustainable travel options.
Commuters who sign up for the Share-A-Ride platform can earn points by recording their sustainable trips on the Share-A-Ride trip calendar. These points can be redeemed for gift card drawing entries, restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions.
The platform also allows users to set up recurring trips, which will be automatically recorded on the trip calendar.
Additionally, the website includes a trip planner that enables users to find rides for a daily commute, hybrid office, appointment, or special event. The trip planner will also show public transit, biking, and other options if available.
By encouraging sustainable commuting practices, TMA Bucks hopes to reduce congestion on the roads and improve air quality.
The Share-A-Ride platform is available for both iOS and Android devices.
To sign up, visit the Share-A-Ride web platform at https://sharearide.agilemile.com/tmabucks or download the app.
A 2022 survey by AAA revealed 18 to 34 year olds are nearly three times as likely to consider carpooling.