Contoocook Valley Transportation Company
This service is headquartered in Peterborough, with most posted rides originating within the Monadnock Region. Registration is very simple, and then you can post your ride needs to their rideboard, which is a matrix that can be sorted by a variety of headers. If you report your carpooling activity to them through their Carpool Calendar, you’ll be eligible to participate in various contests and reward programs. They also offer an emergency ride home program that will reimburse you up to $50 (with original receipt) if a change of plans means you have to skip your carpool to get somewhere fast by taxi or other service. You can do this no more frequently than twice in a month, and a max of 6 times a year.
A commuter matching service, it is provided by the NH Department of Transportation. They have a more involved registration application, but once completed, they will send you a list of potential matches that make sense for you. There are also 25 Park and Ride lots located throughout the state, with more coming. They have an online rideshare calculator to help you determine just how much your commuting costs you each year, as well as many links to various transit sites with services in NH.
Through a partnership with GoVermont, they have started using RidePro software, an internet-based commuter ride matching system that allows you to create your own commute account, have control of your information and receive direct data about potential matches. Registration is simple and takes less than 5 minutes. They also offer an emergency ride home program that will reimburse you up to $70 (with original receipt) if a change of plans means you have to skip your carpool to get somewhere fast by taxi or other service. You can do this no more frequently than twice in a month, and a maximum of six times in a year. They have lots of links to bus, train, and ferry schedules, bike/walking routes, ride-sharing and safety tips.
Using the same RidePro software as Go Vermont, it’s faster and easier than ever to find a carpool or carpool partner, find an empty vanpool seat, get transit and bike commuting information, or find a Park & Ride lot. They also offer the emergency ride home, and include car rental expenses if that’s needed, with limits being 2 times within a single month or 8 times within a calendar year. They do not list a specific dollar amount limit on the reimbursement.
Look for the link to TripMatch, where you can create your profile, then just type in the start and end of your trip and find other people who share a similar travel route with you. Use your login to return again and again, for new matches. They also offer the emergency ride home option where you can get reimbursed for a taxi ride or rental car home up to four times per year. They also have a lot of links to all kinds of transit options throughout MA.