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As we step into a new year, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate our daily routines, especially when it comes to our commute. Carpooling, a tried and tested method for reducing traffic congestion and carbon footprint, holds immense potential for transforming the way we travel. In 2024, let’s embark on a journey towards more sustainable and efficient commuting by setting some carpooling resolutions:

1. Commit to a Carpool Schedule

Pledge to join or organize a carpool group for your regular commute. Whether it’s to work, school, or other daily activities, setting a consistent schedule for carpooling not only reduces individual vehicle usage but also fosters a sense of community among participants.

2. Embrace Flexibility and Collaboration

In 2024, embrace the concept of flexible carpooling. Use apps – ahem, like MidPenRideShare, or platforms that facilitate dynamic carpooling, allowing for spontaneous ridesharing based on real-time needs and locations. Collaborate with coworkers, neighbors, or fellow students to make the most of shared rides and reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Explore all of our services here.

3. Prioritize Environmentally-Friendly Travel

Make a resolution to prioritize environmentally-friendly modes of transportation. Opt for electric or hybrid vehicles for carpooling whenever possible. Encourage others in your carpool group to explore eco-friendly transportation options, contributing to a greener planet and cleaner air.

4. Cultivate Safe and Trustworthy Networks

Building trust within your carpooling network is crucial. Resolve to prioritize safety by verifying participants’ backgrounds and driving records. Create a supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable and secure during the commute.

5. Advocate for Carpooling Initiatives

Commit to becoming an advocate for carpooling in your community. Encourage local businesses, educational institutions, and policymakers to support and implement carpooling initiatives. Raise awareness about the benefits of shared transportation and its positive impact on traffic congestion and the environment.

6. Measure and Celebrate Success

Set measurable goals for your carpooling efforts in 2024. Keep track of the number of miles saved, reduction in carbon emissions, and the overall impact on traffic congestion. Celebrate milestones and achievements as a collective victory for a more sustainable future. You can earn rewards when you sign up with us here.

7. Educate and Inspire Others

Take the initiative to educate others about the advantages of carpooling. Share success stories, tips, and personal experiences to inspire friends, family, and colleagues to join the carpooling movement.


The year 2024 presents a prime opportunity to revolutionize our commute through carpooling. By setting these resolutions, we not only contribute to reducing our carbon footprint but also foster a sense of community, efficiency, and sustainability in our daily travels. Let’s embark on this journey together, making carpooling a cornerstone of our commitment to a better future.

Are you ready to revolutionize your commute in 2024?

Together, let’s drive change one shared ride at a time.

MidPenRideShare is a free service operated by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission for residents, workers, commuters, and tourists in Virginia’s Middle peninsula (Counties of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex and the towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point).
The Commission has partnered with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and their Virginia-wide ConnectingVA program to provide free ridematching to find carpools, vanpools, and all forms of public transportation, trip planning, and information on park-and-ride lots, bike share services, electric vehicle charging stations, and rewards.