GreenRide is a free online matching service that promotes the use
of alternative transportation within the UAMS community. By encouraging our staff
to leave their cars at home, we help preserve air quality, decrease traffic congestion,
conserve fuel, and promote better health; all while decreasing parking demand on the
GreenRide assists you in locating others interested in
carpooling who have similar work schedules and who live in the
same area. It’s fast, friendly, and offers anonymity until you
decide to set up the actual carpool arrangements. Participants
can use UAMS e-mail or, for even more privacy, use a Yahoo or
What are the benefits?
- Shared gas expense
- Reduce mileage and maintenance on vehicle
- Reduce stress during commute
- Reduce traffic
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Improve air quality
- Provide environment to meet new friends
- Accommodate more UAMS employees
GreenRide today to locate a carpool partner.
10 Helpful Tips for Carpooling
1. At the very beginning of the carpool certain issues should
be discussed and decisions made. Issues that should be settled
immediately include members’ feelings about the radio,
conversation, smoking habits’, reading, and eating.
2. Determine your route and schedule. Establish the morning
pickup point(s) and designate a place(s) to meet for the trip
3. When sharing driving duties, rotate daily, weekly, or
monthly, but develop a firm, regular schedule.
4. If needed, agree in advance on reimbursement for driving
expenses, and then set regular payment schedules.
5. Make a “clean car” policy and stick to it. The car that
carries you to and from work should be clean, safe, comfortable,
and regularly serviced.
6. Be Punctual! This applies to both drivers and riders. Wait a
predetermined amount for each passenger and then drive on. Don’t
honk for your passengers. Honking is not good for the neighbors,
especially early in the morning.
7. Establish a chain of communication. If a driver is ill, or
will not be going to work one day, an alternate driver should be
notified to ensure that other members of the carpool will have a
ride. If a member is ill or will not be working, the driver must
be contacted as soon as possible.
8. Drive safely. Speeding, taking chances or just plain
negligence should never be tolerated.
9. Discuss your carpool plans with your insurance agent.
Liability coverage is usually adequate but make sure of it. Many
companies offer reduced rates for carpoolers.
10. Practice good personal hygiene and be willing to modify your