As part of a partnership with the city of Johns Creek, Waze Carpool — a service that helps connect riders and drivers for commutes — will offer local residents $2 flat rates on the app through Aug. 5.
Commuters can use the app, which pairs riders and drivers with similar destinations, to choose a rider or driver with filters like gender, coworker or classmate status and proximity to a preferred route.
“Our goal is to help address the traffic congestion we witness on a daily basis in the north metro area by taking cars off the road and providing commuters with convenient and cost-effective options for getting to work or wherever they need to go,” said Johns Creek City Council Member Chris Coughlin. “We see our partnership with Waze as a win for residents and for the businesses that call Johns Creek and Alpharetta home.”
Waze Carpool drivers manage routes through the app, which can be customized to schedule rides up to seven days in advance. Drivers will also receive the full ride fare payments during the promotional period.
Georgia Commute Options, a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, is working with employer partners in the north Fulton area to promote the limited time program. The GCO team works with employers, commuters and schools around the metro Atlanta region to encourage drivers who ride alone to make the switch to a sustainable commuting alternative like carpooling, teleworking or taking public transit.
Waze recently expanded Waze Carpool to all 50 U.S. states, as well as Brazil and Mexico. Waze partners with local municipalities and employers to enable people to move more freely within the communities where they live and work.
Through Waze’s Connected Citizens Program, local governments can also leverage Waze data to access a deeper view into real-time traffic updates and high-occupancy vehicle lane routing to potentially reduce future congestion.
Waze Carpool is available to Johns Creek and Alpharetta residents in the Waze app for iOS and Android.
New riders are eligible for $2 rides through Aug. 5 for rides originating or ending in Johns Creek and Alpharetta or if riders join the Waze Carpool Johns Creek and Alpharetta group by visiting bit.ly/johnscreekandalpharetta. Both Waze Carpool drivers and riders get $20 cash per referral, with a maximum of 10 referrals per person.
For additional information on Waze Carpool, how to download the application and to sign up to be a rider or a driver, visit www.waze.com/carpool.