The Point: RCTC Encourages Motorists to Explore Alternatives to Driving Solo during Rideshare Week, October 7-11

Tired of sitting in traffic, day after day? The Riverside County Transportation Commission and partnering organizations are asking you to Reimagine Your Commute during Rideshare Week, October 7-11. Imagine saving money, reducing stress, improving your health, and decreasing pollution by joining a carpool or vanpool, hopping on the train or bus, and biking or walking to work.

But wait, there’s more! Commuters who make a pledge and share rides at least once during Rideshare Week are eligible for a chance to win bunches and bunches of great prizes, including a swanky bicycle from Media Beef, a one-night stay with breakfast at the Doubletree Ontario Airport, a fishing trip and whale watching tickets from Dana Wharf, a recliner from La-Z-Boy West, and even a Samsung tablet and Apple Watch from WSP USA, to track all of your steps. More prizes are up for grabs; check out the complete list at

RCTC reminds you that it pays to share rides. Whether you are thinking about ridesharing or you are already enrolled through IE Commuter, check out these incentives:

  • New to ridesharing? If you are a Western Riverside County or San Bernardino County resident interested in riding the bus or train, biking, walking, telecommuting, carpooling, or vanpooling to work, you may qualify to receive up to $150 in gift cards for your first three months! Learn More › or Sign Up ›


  • Already ridesharing? If you are sharing rides now to work, you may qualify to receive thousands of online discounts to dine, shop, travel, and play, powered by Entertainment®. Learn More › or Sign Up ›
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In addition, if you are enrolled in an employer-based ridesharing program through IE Commuter and need to work late or get home for an emergency, IE Commuter offers a guaranteed ride home via transportation network company, taxi, rental car or transit, up to four times per year. Click here for more information.

Want to talk to a ridesharing representative? Call 1-866-RIDESHARE (866-743-3742) to learn more.