Bart Alternatives

Does anyone know of any resources such as for finding carpools? BART is getting to be a bit expensive commuting to work each day. I'm not looking for entirely free rides and would be happy to give the driver a buck or two for gratitude. I'm looking for a way to get from WC to downtown Oakland to get to work.

Train Operator since 2003's picture

You say you can give a buck or two for gratitude? I'm curious what you'd pay for reality?

TreoBART's picture

You could try 511.org's ride share matching service, but I'll tell you right now, working around other people's work schedules to hitch a low cost ride won't be nearly as convenient as taking BART. You will likely have to leave 30-45 minutes earlier than you do now.

You could also Google for casual carpool options. That is generally free, but I don't know if there are any that go to Oakland, most people do it to get across the bridge faster.

https://carmacarpool.com/sfbay

You might want to look into Carma - smartphone app-based ride-sharing. App handles the cash and finds fellow riders/drivers.