Carpoolers can claim up to $140 in rewards each month and save up to $1,500 a year at the gas pumps
Napa, Calif. – Four North Bay transportation agencies have partnered to launch a pilot carpool program for anyone who commutes on the typically gridlocked Highway 37, which connects Vallejo to Novato.
People who register on www.commute37.com will receive a $25 gift card just for signing up. Participants can find others who live and work nearby to create convenient carpools. People can even make specific requests like quiet cars and non-smoking passengers.
Once Highway 37 commuters have registered, they can log their carpool trips to earn rewards. Commuters can log trips no more than two weeks old.
For every 10 carpool trips logged, a user can claim a $25 Tango gift card – up to $100 per user per month. There is an extra $10 bonus each week for anyone who commutes in an electric vehicle or hybrid.
Tango gift cards are redeemable with a variety of merchants, including Amazon, AirBnB, Lowe’s, Best Buy, GrubHub, Safeway, and Target. Alternatively, participants can donate their rewards to a charity like the American Cancer Society, Hope for Ukraine, or the Nature Conservancy.
“With gas prices as high as they are and Highway 37 typically socked with bumper-to-bumper traffic, now is a great time to start carpooling,” said NVTA Executive Director Kate Miller. “This is a great opportunity for people to put some money back into their pockets, reduce stress during their commute, and make a positive impact on the environment by emitting less greenhouse gasses.”
This pilot program is a partnership of the Napa Valley Transportation Authority, the Solano Transportation Authority, the Transportation Authority of Marin, and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. Carpool incentives through the program will last for 6 months, but the carpool-matching program will be ongoing.