Monday, August 17, 2009

RIDEshare Online Promotion until September 18th!

Did you know that Pierce Transit maintains a fleet of 300 vanpools serving a variety of employers and employees in Pierce County? Sixty of those vanpools serve Tacoma, with a large portion of those coming right Downtown.

Have you considered joining up with one of these vanpools for your commute? Well, now is the time to do it! The Washington State Ridesharing Organization and your local transit agency are pleased to bring you the annual Summer promotion.

Register here, start or join a carpool or vanpool between August 10 and September 18, 2009, share the ride at least 2 days per week and you could be eligible to win a weekend getaway to Washington or Idaho for two - three days, two nights AND a $50 gas card for travel expenses.

If you are already registered in, you are halfway to winning a prize! Just go to, update your information if necessary and click on ‘Find Matches’. You'll be automatically included in the weekly drawings for a $50 gift card.

For more information about the promotion, go to
For more information on Pierce County vanpools, go to

Thanks for your support of ridesharing!


  1. would be nice if there was something like this to use on the weekends ie to get to dashpoint state park

  2. RIDEshare does have a Ridematch service for special events with a set date, such as concerts, fairs, etc. You can check that our here:

    Regarding more impromptu events, I phoned them, and they said they are hoping to have something like that when they update their website. They expect that update to occur sometime in early 2010, so be on the lookout. And of course, if you want to increase the likelihood that this feature is included on the website update, email it to them at