Casual Carpool & Express POOL

Commuting Solutions is partnering with Uber to increase mobility options throughout the region! Share a ride and cruise past traffic along US 36 by trying Uber’s Express POOL, an on-demand and budget friendly option available along the US 36 corridor. Make sure you’re first ride is stress-free by using our SHARE36 promo code!

How to use Express POOL

Walk a little, save a lot with Uber Express POOL. Express POOL is an easy-to-use and budget friendly option to connect to communities along US 36 by sharing your ride.

  1. Request and wait for your pickup spot. When you request a ride, you will wait a few extra moments so that Uber can match you with riders traveling in a similar direction. After they map the best trip, the app will provide directions on where to meet your drive.
  2. Walk to your pickup spot. Walking to a corner helps avoid detours and ensures a quicker pickup! Don’t forget to walk to your pick-up point before the driver arrives so that no one is kept waiting.
  3. Walk to your destination. Your trip ends at an efficient drop-off location selected by Uber, so you will walk a short distance to your destination.

Don’t forget to use our promocode SHARE36 to enjoy a discount on your first Express POOL ride!

What is Casual Carpool?

Casual Carpool, sometimes referred to as slug lines, is a unique form of commuting that originated in Washington D.C. and operates within select cities throughout the United States. casual carpools offer a mutually beneficial relationship between drivers and riders by organically matching those traveling in the same direction at designated pick-up areas. Drivers needing additional passengers to meet the required HOV minimum to travel in Express Lanes pulls up to one of the known slug line areas. The driver calls out their destination and the rider who is first in line for that location hops in the car.

The drivers benefit because they can meet the minimum requirement to travel in the Express Lanes free of charge, while riders can enjoy a stress-free commute. Currently, casual carpools are a popular way to commute in Washington D.C., Houston and San Francisco.

Benefits of Casual Carpool

Casual Carpools are an effective way to reduce solo drivers and help commuters get to their final destinations quicker. By meeting HOV requirements, riders and drivers can cruise past traffic in express lanes, often getting to work quicker than if they had driven alone or traveled by transit.

Enjoy Casual Carpool Soon

We are working closely with our partners to bring this unique commuter option to the northwest metro region! The program purpose is to partner with a technology company to maximize carpool use of the US 36 Express Lanes and assist the public in finding a third person to carpool with.