UA employees are eligible for Sun Rideshare, a free carpool matching service for commuters in Pima County. The program
provides interested applicants with a "matchlist" of other commuters who live and work near them and also want to carpool. Commuters set
up their own carpools to fit their particular commuting needs.
How does Sun Rideshare work?
First, you provide Sun Rideshare with your name and home address (confidential), along with the other information requested on the
application form. Sun Rideshare enters this data into their computer, and within minutes you receive a computer-generated matchlist with all
the names and phone numbers of other commuters wanting to carpool. It's that simple. You can also give your information over the phone by
What do I do once I receive my matchlist?
Start forming your carpool immediately. Begin by calling, or emailing, the people on your list. Arrange an informal meeting, perhaps in your
company cafeteria or a nearby coffee shop. At this meeting, you will want to discuss:
A schedule of who drives and when.
Convenient pick up and drop off locations.
Auto insurance coverage.
Use of radio...smoking...length of time to wait for fellow carpoolers...temperature in car, and any other factors affecting the comfort of all passengers.
A payment schedule for each person's fair share of total expenses.
If your first contact doesn't work out, continue calling or emailing other names on your list. And don't hesitate to phone Sun Rideshare at 884-RIDE(7433) if you need additional help in forming your carpool.
Park and Ride lots...another smart way to go
Park and Ride lots throughout Tucson provide commuters with the option of carpooling at least part of the way each workday. Many of
these lots are located near child care centers, schools, and shopping facilities. They offer a handy alternative for commuters from
outlying areas, or with stops to make before or after work. You may request more information about Sun Rideshare's Park and Ride lots by
calling Sun Rideshare at 884-RIDE(7433).
Why should I Carpool?
First of all, carpooling can save you as much as $1,000 a year in auto fuel, insurance and maintenance costs. You will also enjoy a
more relaxing ride to and from work. Just as important, you'll be doing your city a tremendous service. Carpoolers help preserve
Tucson's quality of life by decreasing air pollution and traffic congestion. When you Sun Rideshare...we all win.