Commuting Solutions, Waze launch on-demand ‘casual carpooling’ program

LOUISVILLE — Commuting Solutions, a Louisville-based group that supports transportation-improvement efforts in the areas just northwest of Denver, is partnering with Waze Carpool on a new ride-sharing program for U.S. Highway 36 commuters.

The program, Casual Carpool on US 36, matches drivers and riders traveling in the same direction through the Waze Carpool app for the U.S. 36 corridor, according to a Commuting Solutions news release.

Through April 30, riders can try Casual Carpool on U.S. 36 for $1. After that date, the cost of rides will be 58 cents per mile. That’s also the amount that drivers, who will be permitted to use U.S. 36 Express Lanes for free, will be paid per mile.

“Casual Carpools began as an informal method to create carpools in major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco in the 1970s and have evolved into a widely used commute option for High Occupancy Vehicle corridors as a means of helping commuters find carpool partners,” Audrey DeBarros, executive director of Commuting Solutions, said in a prepared statement. “We wanted to bring the first Casual Carpool program to Colorado in order to maximize the movement of people traveling the U.S. 36 Express Lanes.”

LOUISVILLE — Commuting Solutions, a Louisville-based group that supports transportation-improvement efforts in the areas just northwest of Denver, is partnering with Waze Carpool on a new ride-sharing program for U.S. Highway 36 commuters.

The program, Casual Carpool on US 36, matches drivers and riders traveling in the same direction through the Waze Carpool app for the U.S. 36 corridor, according to a Commuting Solutions news release.

Through April 30, riders can try Casual Carpool on U.S. 36 for $1. After that date, the cost of rides will be 58 cents per mile. That’s also the amount that drivers, who will be permitted to use U.S. 36 Express Lanes for free, will be paid per mile.

“Casual Carpools began as an informal method to create carpools in major metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco in the 1970s and have evolved into a widely used commute option for High Occupancy Vehicle corridors as a means of helping commuters find carpool partners,” Audrey DeBarros, executive director of Commuting Solutions, said in a prepared statement. “We wanted to bring the first Casual Carpool program to Colorado in order to maximize the movement of people traveling the U.S. 36 Express Lanes.”