Carpooling is EASY when you follow the Hudson TMA’s HELPFUL HINTS!
Call the people on the match list (enclosed). Leave yourself enough time (2-3 weeks) to find someone with whom you would like to share a ride.
Most people like to arrange a personal meeting first; it helps you to decide if your potential carpool partner is compatible. If smoking or age are important considerations, let your concerns be known.
Start out on a trial basis. Agree to try the ridesharing arrangement for one month. If things don’t work out, try another person from your match list which we provided, or call us to send you an updated match list (no charge).
Decide where and when to meet your rideshare partner. It may be convenient to be picked up at your front door, or possibly meet at a central location such as a park and ride.
Agree on rules for waiting times, side trips and expenses. Non-drivers should contribute toward expenses. If the driving is shared, the exchange of money may not be necessary.
Keep your rideshare partner’s phone number handy so you can notify him/her in the event you get sick, your schedule changes, etc. Establish notification procedures in the event of illness, car trouble, bad weather, etc.
Keep copies of current train and bus schedules in case your rideshare partner gets sick or his/her schedule changes.