All employees, faculty and staff at CATMA's founding members who receive salary can register to participate in our carpool matching program. This includes: Champlain College, Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont. CATMA also partners with Go!Vermont in offering their online carpool matching service Zimride to our Associate Membership.
A current list of those looking for carpool matches can be found on our RIDESWORK bulletin board
If you find a carpool ad on our bulletin board that you're interested in, give us a call 656-RIDE (656-7433) and we'll personally discuss further with you.
Ride with one or more people and share the commuting costs, take turns behind the wheel and have others to talk to! CATMA's database contains information on a large number of people already commuting to Burlington. Our database specifically includes employees from CATMA's founding employers (Champlain College, Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont). RIDESWORK bulletin board includes information on both existing carpools and people who are interested in ride sharing, but who have not yet found a match. We are very careful to maintain strict confidentiality.
If you are interested in joining a carpool or getting more people into an existing pool, give us a call at 656-RIDE or:
Those who Carpool two days or more per week are covered by the Emergency Ride Home by simply registering with CATMA. Additionally, CATMA institutions offer special parking incentives and monthly drawings for gift certificates and other prizes for those of you who register as regular carpoolers. (See our Additional Incentives)
Tips For Successful Carpooling
• Establish a chain of communication.
• Establish back-up plans in the event the driver is not available.
• If a driver is ill, or will not be going to work one day, an alternate driver should be notified to ensure that other members of the carpool will have a ride. If a member is ill or will not be working, the driver must be contacted as soon as possible. Ensure everyone has a copy of home, work or mobile phone numbers. Don't forget to give notice of vacation, personal or overtime plans