Published: Nov. 8, 2018

waze carpoolFrom now until Dec. 31, Waze Carpool is offering free rides to and from campus, and paying those who want to drive up to $0.54/mile for participating!

What is Waze Carpool?

It is an app based service that matches drivers and riders who are commuting at similar times via similar routes:

  • The driver gets paid up to $0.54/mile, or can choose a set fee
  • The rider gets a low cost ride, free until Dec. 31.

Why is Waze Carpool Cool?

  • Unlike old school ride matching, matches are easier to make and can be close to real-time
  • If you don't like your carpool partner you just choose a different one the next day
  • It can reduce commute costs, get you there faster, fill empty seats and reduce commute congestion

Isn't this what other ride-sharing services do? 

No, Waze is specifically meant for commuters, the driver is limited to providing two rides a day, and the amount they can earn is capped. Plus, this is much cheaper for the rider!

To get started:

Rider - Request a carpool ride

  1. Download Waze Carpool (iOS / Android)
  2. Add your @colorado.edu email address to your profile to better match with other CU Buffs (This is required to trigger the free rides!)
  3. In the app, tap Request ride & select the days you want to carpool
  4. Relax in the passenger seat...commuting just got easier

Driver - Give a carpool ride

  1. Download Waze (iOS / Android)
  2. Add your @colorado.edu email address to your profile to better match with other CU Buffs
  3. In the app, tap "Offer Ride" and select the day(s) you want to carpool
  4. Start carpooling and start saving money on your commute

Plan your carpool trips now and take advantage of free carpool rides from now until Dec. 31.

Happy carpooling!

Waze Resources:
Waze carpool website