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Alpharetta And Johns Creek Bring Waze Carpool To North Fulton

Released June 04, 2019 12:36 PM
The cities of Alpharetta and Johns Creek today announce a partnership with Waze Carpool, a service offered by Waze that connects riders and drivers for easier, more affordable commutes. Beginning June 4 and available through August 5, residents can upgrade their commutes to work by enjoying $2 flat rides via Waze Carpool. 

Waze Carpool connects drivers and passengers with similar destinations by pairing them together to share commutes on the most optimal routes. Commuters can use the Waze Carpool app to choose a rider or driver based on the user’s personal profile and select filters, including gender, coworker or classmate, and proximity to a preferred route. Waze Carpool drivers manage routes through the app, which can be customized to schedule rides up to seven days in advance. Drivers will also receive the full ride fare payments during the promotional period.

“Metro Atlanta’s traffic issues will not be solved solely through traditional means like road expansion and transit; innovative solutions, creative partnerships, and bold leadership are needed,” said Alpharetta City Council Member Ben Burnett.  “We are proud to work together with our friends at the City of Johns Creek to bring a convenient and cost-effective option for reducing the number of cars on the roads in our cities while giving commuters another alternative for getting to work or other destinations.  This partnership with Waze will be a win for residents and employers that make their homes in Alpharetta and Johns Creek.”

Georgia Commute Options (GCO), a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission, is working with employer partners in the North Fulton Area to promote this limited time program. The GCO team works with employers, commuters and schools around the entire metro Atlanta region to encourage drivers who ride alone to make the switch to a sustainable commuting alternative like carpooling, teleworking or taking public transit.

Waze recently expanded Waze Carpool to all 50 US states, as well as Brazil and Mexico. Waze partners with local municipalities and employers to enable people to move more freely within the communities where they live and work. Through Waze’s Connected Citizens Program, local governments can also leverage Waze data to access a deeper view into real-time traffic updates and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane routing to potentially reduce future congestion.

Waze Carpool is available to Alpharetta and Johns Creek residents in the Waze app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play). New riders are eligible for $2 rides from June 4 through August 5 for rides originating or ending in Alpharetta and Johns Creek or if riders join the Waze Carpool Alpharetta and Johns Creek group by visiting bit.ly/johnscreekandalpharetta. Both Waze Carpool drivers and riders get $20 cash per referral, with a maximum of 10 referrals per person. 

For additional information on Waze Carpool, how to download the application and to sign up to be a rider or a driver, please visit www.waze.com/carpool.

To learn more about Georgia Commute Options, please visit gacommuteoptions.com.