Formal Ride-Sharing Checklist
Contact vanpool driver to:
1. Confirm seat is available.

2. Verify start/finish work times and pick up/drop off locations.

3. Discuss fares, (& parking cost etc. if applicable.)
4. Fax rider/driver application form to JBF.
Casual Ride-Sharing Checklist:
Please print this page and work through it with your ride-share group.
1. Who will drive?

2. Will you alternate driving? (establish your rotation schedule)

____Yes ____ No
3. Establish the morning pickup point(s) and designate a place(s) to meet for the trip home.
4. Plan your route.
5. Maximum allowable wait (no honking!). ____ Minutes
6. Prefer silence? ____Yes ____ No
7. Music okay? (if yes, style and volume?)

____Yes ____ No
8. Talking okay?

____Yes ____ No
9. Smoking okay? ____Yes ____ No
10. Fragrance (perfume/cologne) okay? ____Yes ____ No
11. Food okay? ____Yes ____ No
12. Drinks okay? ____Yes ____ No
13. Coffee stop okay? ____Yes ____ No
14. Daycare stop okay? ____Yes ____ No
15. Gas station stop okay? ____Yes ____ No
16. Any other issues?

Other Helpful Tips:
Establish a cost sharing arrangement. If the members of your ride-share do not share the driving equally, come to an understanding of how the costs will be shared and agree on payment dates. Take note of the “suggested value” calculated for each round trip in our system (based on CAA estimates on vehicle operating costs) – it’s a good place to start negotiating.
Communication: Ensure everyone has a copy of home, work or cell numbers in case of illness or a change in plans. Don’t forget to give notice of vacation, personal or overtime plans.
Route and schedule: Establish the morning pickup point(s) and designate a place to meet for the trip home.
Waiting times: Decide as a group how long you’ll wait for a passenger. The usual waiting time is two to three minutes.
Driving schedule: If all members of your ride-share alternate driving, decide among yourselves if you want to alternate on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Ground rules: Discuss what can be done in the car, like smoking, eating or drinking. Some passengers may be sensitive to strong perfumes or colognes, so check if these are okay to wear.
Driving: Keep the car clean, in good repair, filled with enough gas for each trip and drive carefully and responsibly.
Side trips: Do you all want to stop for coffee on the way to work? It’s probably best to save side trips for days you don’t ride-share, or the weekend.
Insurance: Check your policy if you will be a driver in the ride-share. Your insurance rates may rise or fall if you ride-share on a regular basis.
Fun: Will you discuss work, current events or the newest novel? Decide which radio stations and music types are acceptable, or if riders prefer quiet rides.
Give your ride-share time to work: It usually takes a few weeks for everyone�s routine to come together. You don’t have to ride-share every day. Find out what works best for you.

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