August 20, 2019
Hi Irvine Spectrum area commuters!
To be a driver you just need the Waze app, the navigation one used for traffic. (The Waze app is the blue one. The Waze Carpool app is green)
When you carpool, you can use the HOV lanes and split the cost of your commute!
Let's get started!
Make Sure to Set Your Schedule
When you first click on the little person at the bottom of the app, you'll see this scheduling calendar.
Make sure to add the days and times you want to carpool first in order to see your matches.
After, you can go to Settings –> Availability to apply your hours to all days you work.
A Couple of Tips:
- If you don’t see an ideal match, check back soon! More commuters are added every day!
- Don’t forget to use our Emergency Ride Home Program if you carpool to work, but need to get home in a pinch.
- Make sure to join our Spectrumotion Carpool Group for special incentives and promotions.
PLUS: If you are new to carpooling in general. You can get a $100 Carpool Gas Card from Spectrumotion when you log your commute.
How Waze Splits the Cost of Commuting:
Ride prices are calculated by the shared miles between all of the riders in the car, just like a normal carpool. Rides can cost up to 58 cents per mile – the standard IRS mileage deduction – with a maximum of $25 per trip. Drivers are limited to two money-making trips a day. So unlike Uber and Lyft it is not a way to make money, but to reduce traffic and the cost of your commute by carpooling!
Want to learn more? Waze Support has lots of information for you to look through.