The Point: Five regional transportation agencies join forces to enhance commute options by merging rideshare lists and allowing commuters to easily start or join a carpool or vanpool

Pump the brakes on commuter headaches! The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority’s (SBCTA) rideshare program, IE Commuter, has teamed up with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Ventura County Transportation Commission to present a regional database expected to enhance commute options for registered users.

This multi-agency partnership provides employers with carpool/vanpool matches stretching across almost all of southern California, with a uniform set of core ride-matching services across five counties. The new database will allow vanpools and carpools to fill empty seats with greater ease, while unlocking a more convenient and efficient method of planning additional commute solutions for riders.

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) estimates that there are more than 12 million licensed drivers in Southern California, and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) reports that Southern California drivers average more than 21 miles driven each day, often alone. Opting for transit via buses, trains, vanpooling, and carpooling can contribute to beneficial solutions to help mitigate the stress of commuting, reducing vehicle wear and tear, and generating significant savings from reduced fuel consumption. The five partner agencies are working together to help reduce vehicle miles traveled and traffic congestion, with a goal of improving air quality in Southern California.

These enhancements will improve convenience and efficiency of travel throughout Southern California, and is expected to generate an increase in ridership, reductions in single-occupancy vehicles on the road, and a decrease in CO2 emissions.

Discover a new, enhanced commute after the regional database merge completion. Access more ridesharing, transit, and incentives options by visiting for Riverside and San Bernardino counties, or for Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.