May is Clean Commute Month for the Charlottesville Area!

Clean commuting has always been important, especially as we preserve Charlottesville’s regional our rural character and work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Clean commuting not only produces visibly cleaner air, it also reduces traffic congestion and the need to build more roads.

During May, we want to reward you for taking clean commute options.

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


Our program covers anyone who lives or works in the following areas: 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. Our database consists of hundreds of registered commuters with new commuters registering every day. It is possible that other commuters seeking to share a ride may contact you. Please note that RideShare does not sell, share, or trade the information you provide.