Welcome to the Sacramento TMA
(Transportation Management Association)

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Sacramento Transportation Management Association

 

For an Emergency Ride Home Voucher or to find a carpool match, click the sacregion511 box below:

511 Sacramento Region

 

 

High occupancy vehicle lanes are for carpoolers

High Occupancy Vehicle lanes are for carpoolers

Carpoolers have less stressful commutes

Carpoolers have less stressful commutes

 

The TMA provides a ride home for employees

The TMA provides a ride home for employees that don't drive alone to work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpooling

Why Carpool?

Want an easier way to work? How about sharing the ride with one or two other commuters? Your trip to work will be more relaxing when someone helps with driving; you'll have more money in your wallet when you share the cost of gas; you'll reduce your vehicle maintenance costs when you share the expenses with just one other person, and you take a car off our congested roads.

You can carpool every day or just occasionally, It's a sociable way to start and end your work day, and with just one rider, you cut your commute costs in half.  Add more riders and save even more.

How do you find someone to carpool with?

To find a carpool partner, go to sacregion511.org to see people you might carpool with. (Your information is not revealed.)

You can note your carpool preferences. You may want to Drive Only, or Ride Only, or maybe the type of music or non-smoking is important. You can even modify where you match from, if you prefer to meet somewhere other than your home, a park-and-ride lot, for example.

If you don't find anyone online, ask your co-workers, or find an information board at work where you can post a card with your name, home zip and work phone number. Register at sacregion511.org though and keep checking back, as people are constantly looking for someone to carpool with.

What if I or my carpooler have to get home?

If you carpool at least 60 percent of your work week, the TMA will provide an Emergency Ride Home if you don't have a car at work and you or an immedicate family member have an emergency, or if your carpool partner has to leave and takes the car.

To qualify for this FREE service your employer must be a member of the Sacramento TMA.. For more information on when you can use the Emergency Ride Home program click here or call the Sacramento TMA at (916) 737-1513.

Etiquette, costs and safety

The thought of sharing a ride to work with someone you don't know may feel a little strange. The key to putting your mind at ease is to discuss some ground rules in advance. Arrange to meet for coffee or lunch with your potential carpooler to see if you'll enjoy riding together. You may want to set a trial period for the carpool so that if things don't work out you can stop carpooling without feeling uncomfortable. Use the time to work out the details of commuting together:

Where can we meet if we don't pick up at home?

Meet your carpool partners at a Park-&-Ride-Lot for safety and convenience.

Am I committed to this?

One of the reasons people hesitate to carpool is that they are afraid they are making a commitment to do it everyday. Many people have arrangements to rideshare one or two days per week, and carpooling even once a week is better than not at all. There are many people out there who want to but don't want to make an every day commitment. You can find them by going online to www.sacregion511.org to request a matchlist made personally for you.