Ohio law defines “ridesharing” as transportation that is incidental to another purpose of a volunteer driver--that is, employees sharing their commute to work. Options include carpools, vanpools, and buspools (OH Rev. Code Sec. 4509.79). The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) administers local rideshare offices and programs across the state, developing computerized matching and referral services, giving presentations, and providing information and assistance to employers and employees.
Rideshare Ohio is a free, statewide commuter information sharing service for Central, Northwest, and Southwest Ohio, as well as Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana that matches employees for carpools and vanpools and provides information on public transit routes, park-and-ride routes, bike routes, and other information athttp://www.rideshareohio.org
Miami Valley Rideshare.
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission sponsors programs in the greater Dayton area of Clinton, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble counties to help establish rideshare arrangements for commuters traveling more than 25 miles one way to work. The program also helps subsidize monthly lease rates for vanpools. It also sponsors the Drive Less, Live More initiative for alternative transportation arrangements with many resources for commuters at http://www.drivelesslivemore.org
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The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission sponsors transportation planning for the Central Ohio region, including the RideSolutions rideshare and public transit programs, as well as biking and pedestrian options. There are many free services for employers. Go to http://www.morpc.org
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