MTC and Waze Carpool, San Francisco, California, 2016
5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 1, 2016 Dates given are approximate.
Google-owned collaborative ridesharing tool, Waze Carpool, has expanded both its areas of operation and official partnerships. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, University of California at San Francisco, and Kaiser Permanente, all of whom have formed partnerships with Waze Carpool, will now contribute to carpool routes – including to areas with otherwise limited bus and transit access. Waze Carpool aims to facilitate ridesharing between drivers and riders already traveling in the same direction. The payment structure of Waze Carpool is designed to help drivers recoup the cost of driving while riders are charged a maximum rate of 54 cents per mile, the current IRS reimbursement rate for business travel by car.
Update: Begining June 2017 this service is now available throughout California.
For more information see the links to MTC, and regarding the statewide availability of Waze see the Times of San Diego