August 9, 2019
Hi Irvine Spectrum area commuters!
Now that you have an overview of Waze Carpool, let’s talk about how to Request a Ride (Next week, we’ll show you how to offer a ride).
To request a ride with Waze Carpool, you will first need to have the carpool app downloaded on your phone.
Note: the Waze Carpool app is separate from the Waze navigation app we all know and love. So go ahead and do that now, we’ll wait…
All set? Great! This video from Waze will help you with the next step:
Pretty easy, right?
A Couple of Tips:
- Go to Settings –> Availability to apply your hours to all days you work.
- 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.
- Join our Spectrumotion Carpool Group. All of the commuters in this group are part of our Irvine Spectrum service area too!
PLUS, starting on Sept. 1st, any one in the group will have access to $1 Waze Carpool Rides!
PLUS, PLUS: If you are new to carpooling in general. You can get a $100 Carpool Gas Card from Spectrumotion when you starting carpooling!
Splitting the Cost: 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 reduce traffic and the cost of your commute and carpooling!
Want to learn more? Waze Support has lots of information for you to look through.