Picture of cake with blue vanpool on top.

August 26–September 6: Use Fall Transportation Coordinator (TC) Kit

  • Use the Rideshare Month poster and contests flyer to freshen bulletin boards and place in high-traffic areas.
  • Plan to promote Rideshare Month and get employees and driving-age students involved. Visit
  • Plan a kick-off event.
    • Invite supportive coworkers to help plan.
    • Gain management support.
    • Determine the budget for internal events and/or contest prizes.
    • Select a location and time that allows most to attend.
    • Prepare promotional materials and email communications to encourage participation.
    • Contact your Commute Solutions coordinator for assistance.
  • Register and attend the August 28 webinar.
  • Encourage commuters to visit ShareTheRide.com to take the pledge between August 28 and September 30.

September 2–9: Learn More About Rideshare Month

  • Encourage employees and driving-age students to:
  • Register at ShareTheRide and participate in the Commuter Challenge and monthly contests
  • Create a Commuter Challenge team by the September 20 deadline.
  • Look for details in the weekly Commute Solutions Update e-newsletter and visit here to learn more.

September 10–20: Final Planning and Employee Reminders

  • Promote Rideshare Month activities in company newsletters and other communications.
  • Remind employees and driving-age students to create their Commuter Challenge team by September 20.
  • Remind employees and driving-age students to join a Commuter Challenge team by September 30.

September 24–30: Promote and Hold Kick-off Event

  • Hold kick-off event to plan activities and incentives (lunch and learns, themed parties, etc.).
  • Ask commuters to carpool, vanpool, ride the bus or light rail, telework, bike or walk during Rideshare Month.
  • Ask employees and driving-age students to use the cost calculator at ShareTheRide.com to estimate savings when they use alternative transportation modes.

October 1–31: Rideshare Month

  • Remind commuters to carpool, vanpool, ride the bus or light rail, telework, bike or walk during Rideshare Month.
  • Encourage employees and driving-age students to track their commutes each day and enter ShareTheRide contests.
  • Remind commuters of the key benefits of using alternative modes of transportation: reduced traffic congestion and pollution; saving money and winning prizes.
  • Visit the ShareTheRide.com Commuter Challenge page to monitor progress.

November 1–7: Post Promotion Follow-up

  • Thank participants and select internal contest winners.
  • View and share results of the Rideshare Month pledge, monthly contests, and Commuter Challenge found at ShareTheRide.com.