Ride sharing is easier than ever in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan organizations pool resources to upgrade the "Ride Share" website.

It is now easier than ever to carpool in Northern Michigan. The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG), along with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB), recently upgraded the “Northern Michigan Ride” web site.

Michigan State University Extension partner, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), assisted the NWMCOG and the LTBB with the facilitation of the web site update. The intent of the update was to make it easier to use for those trying to find a ride or willing to give one in Northern Michigan.Ride Sharing

Aligned with The Grand Vision, NMRide.net is an easy way to reduce traffic, save energy, and make friends who value this smart commute option. The website allows people looking for rides or riders to enter information about where they are driving to and from and when they are leaving and returning. Along with information about local rides there is also an option for people doing single trips to places like Lansing, Grand Rapids, or Detroit. In addition, the website also provides other resources including links to public transit agencies, park and ride maps, and tips for commuters.

“For a variety of reasons, including cost, ease and safety, more and more people are considering carpooling,” said Matt McCauley, NWMCOG Director for Regional Planning & Community Development. This site connects commuters for ride sharing to work, activities and more throughout the Northwest Michigan region.

For more information about the Northwest Michigan Ride Share program visit the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance website or the Northwest Michigan Ride Share Connection.

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