Mission
To offer commuter transportation to the general public and encourage people to utilize carpools, vanpools, and transit for work related commute.

Vision
Educate, recruit, and retain individuals to share rides in order to reduce vehicle miles traveled on Michigan roadways.

Program Overview
Rideshare is a free service that matches commuters or students for carpooling based on their home and work or school locations. Services available include carpooling and vanpooling. Download a rideshare program brochure here.

Carpooling is a convenient way for people who live and work near each other to reduce their commuting costs. Carpools are flexible and can be designed for most any persons needs. Tips for a successful carpool can be found here.

Michivan is a statewide vanpool program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation designed to help organize and develop vanpools. With Michivan, vanpools can have 7-15 participants including one driver. Michivan provides vanpools with vans through a monthly leasing program, which includes insurance, vehicle registration, and maintenance. To estimate your savings by joining a vanpool, go to the savings calculator.

Commuter Choice is a statewide vanpool program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation designed to help organize and develop vanpools. With Michivan, vanpools can have 7-15 participants including one driver. Michivan provides vanpools with vans through a monthly leasing program, which includes insurance, vehicle
registration, and maintenance. To estimate your savings by joining a vanpool, go to the savings calculator.

Rideshare Benefits
Ridesharing will save an employee hard earned money each year. Ridesharing will also reduce wear and tear on personal vehicles, thus reducing maintenance costs and vehicle depreciation. Ridesharing also benefits the employer by reducing the need for parking and reducing employee absenteeism and tardiness. There are also several tax benefits available to employers that sponsor vanpools.

Application
To participate in the Rideshare Program, download the application and return it to the CUPPAD office. CUPPAD is the Local Rideshare Office (LRO) for the Central Upper Peninsula, encompassing Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties. Our goal is to provide options to rural, long-distance commutes and those seeking to reduce commuting costs by sharing expenses. To locate other LROs please go to the Michigan Rideshare Office Locator Map.

For more information regarding Rideshare in the Central Upper Peninsula, please contact CUPPAD or email us.

Questions? Call us at 906-786-9234 or
Toll free at 1-877-956-POOL or email us.

 


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Serving: Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee
and Schoolcraft Counties