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End frustration at the gas pump


Take action today to reduce the impact of high gas prices on your cash flow and help create a cleaner environment. Save fuel, time, and money by sharing the ride in a carpool or vanpool, taking transit, riding your bike to work, or driving an electric vehicle.

Here are some additional money-saving tips and incentives for those who choose to start a carpool, vanpool, or try transit!

Share your daily commute and save.

Carpool – Share the Ride

Carpooling is an easy way to instantly reduce your commuting costs by 50 percent or more. Carpools also can take advantage of many free amenities throughout the region including carpool lanes, I-15 Express Lanes, Park & Ride lots, and the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

Vanpool – Meet New Friends

It's easy to set up a vanpool that will whisk you to work and back home. Vanpools are a comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective way for seven to 15 people to share a ride to work, save money, reduce wear and tear on their cars, and arrive stress free.

Qualifying vanpools are also eligible for up to $400 per month to help offset the cost of the lease.

Try Transit – Bus, Trolley, or Train

Relax, ride, and text all you want. Taking public transit can ease the stress of your daily commute and help you recapture some time – all while saving you money. Visit to get started.

Bike to Work

Biking to work is healthy and affordable. Plus, May is National Bike Month and San Diegans have opportunities to participate in cycling activities and win prizes all month long with Bike to Work 2013! Chart your course with the Regional Bike Map and leave your bike in a secure location while you work. Bicycle lockers are located at most transit centers and some Park & Ride lots throughout San Diego County.

Go Electric

Save more than just gas too! You can also visit the California Air Resources Board website for more information on California's regulations governing single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes and a list of qualifying plug-in electric vehicles.


Can’t share the ride today? You can still avoid wasting gas idling in traffic by taking the I-15 Express Lanes or the South Bay Expressway with a FasTrak prepaid toll account. To learn more and to sign up for an account visit

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