Drive Less Live More
Instead of driving alone, find ways to bike, walk, take the bus or carpool if possible.
The Rideshare Program is a free service from Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) for those who work, live or go to college in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Preble, Darke and Clinton Counties. Register for the Rideshare Program and explore smarter ways to commute like ride matching to form a carpool or bikepool, transit and bike routes to match your trip or form a vanpool for longer commutes. MVRPC’s Rideshare Program partners with a statewide commute solutions platform, Gohio Commute to offer smarter ways to improve how you get around Ohio.
A carpool is an arrangement between 2 or more people to make a regular journey in a single vehicle. This option is a great way to save money by sharing costs and to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. Register for GohioCommute.com/MVRPC to explore carpool matches.
Taking the bus is a great way to reduce costs and enjoy a relaxing commute by letting someone else drive. Resources below based on county.
Commuting by bike saves you money and improves your health. It is a great way to exercise before and after work while commuting.
If you have a long commute, you and larger group of people may be interested in renting a van on a monthly basis. The monthly vehicle rental rate and other expenses can be split evenly between passengers. Find others to form a vanpool at GohioCommute.com/MVRPC.
For those who are registered for the Rideshare Program at GohioCommute.com/MVRPC and participating in a carpool, vanpool or bike commuting, you are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH). This program reimburses registered users 80% of the cost of a ride service to your home address on file or to the site of an emergency when needed. This reimbursement is available up to 4 times in a 12 month period.
You can use GRH if you are registered on GohioCommute.com and used a sustainable transportation option listed above and:
Download and complete the GRH Application for Reimbursement Form to request a reimbursement.
Funded through the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Rideshare Program goal is to improve air quality and traffic congestion through the increased use of sustainable transportation options and the reduction of single-occupancy vehicle miles traveled.
MVRPC offers employers in the Region support for sustainable transportation solutions for their workforce. The Rideshare program provides ride matching for those interested in carpools, connection to vanpool providers, transit options, bike routes and bikepool matching. Contact MVRPC to learn more about tools we can provide to help your team get to work.
The Rideshare Program is a federally funded service that is provided at no cost to employers. Rideshare representatives can meet with your company to customize solutions for your location to improve commute options for your staff.
The links below offer information and guidelines for a safer commute.
Guidelines for transportation from the Center for Disease Control - Protect yourself when using transportation, public transit, rideshares and taxis, micro-mobility devices, and personal vehicles
Recommendations from the Association for Commuter Transportation - supporting commuters during COVID-19
Download the RIDESHARE Program PDF
Information submitted in this rideshare application may be shared with other rideshare applicants for the purpose of allowing applicants to communicate with each other to determine mutually agreeable ride sharing arrangements. Shared information will be limited to name, work location and contact phone number(s). The rideshare programs will not sell, lease or release this or any other private information submitted in this application to any other parties, unless required by law. Applicants and participants may remove their information from the system by contacting the rideshare program by telephone, email or through the US mail.
The rideshare programs do not screen applicants or participants in the rideshare programs. No background check, criminal or otherwise, is performed. Driving records are not reviewed. Applicants and participants may or may not possess a valid driver's license. All applicants and participants use this rideshare service at their own risk.