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RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley.

We offer free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and operate a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.

RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and we market the region’s Park and Ride lots.

Begin earning rewards for your commute!

Download the app or create an online account.

Use the app to conduct carpool searches, log trips, and earn rewards. Call (888) 974-5500 for assistance.

May is Clean Commute Month!


Making Afton Express a regular part of your commute? Sign up for Guaranteed Ride Home benefits! Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) is a service that ensures that in an emergency you get home or back to your car for anyone who takes alternative transportation (transit, carpool/vanpool, or biking) at least 2 days a week. Sign up today and list Afton Express

RideShare is a free service operated by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission for residents, workers, commuters, and tourists in Virginia’s cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham.
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.