Scoop and Waze Carpooling are two of the latest technologies helping Redmond commuters find a flexible way to get to work.

We know, we know. You WOULD carpool but on Tuesdays you have day care pick up duty and Fridays you leave work early.  Now there's an app for that.

Scoop and Waze Carpooling are two carpooling apps now available to people commuting to Redmond that can give you options on how, when, where and who you carpool with.

The Basics of How Carpooling Apps Work

  1. Request or offer a ride
    • Set different times for different days 
    • Offer to drive or ride depending on your schedule
  2. Meet your carpool at the designated time and location
    • Carpoolers are a community of colleagues and neighbors
    • You'll ride together to your destination
  3. Pay (or receive payment) through the app
  4. Rate the driver or rider

Comparing the Apps

While the apps function in similar ways, there are differences between the two.  See the comparison below and decide if one works better for you, or try them both to see which is the best fit!

 

Waze Carpooling

Scoop Carpooling 

Scheduling Trips

Can schedule up to a week out

Morning Commute: 9pm night before

Afternoon Commute: 3 pm day of

Choose Carpool Partner

Choose between matches, or restrict to co-workers or people of the same gender.

Partner chosen for you based on optimal route.

Safety Features

Photo of driver or rider

Rate the driver and rider

 

Photo of driver or rider

Rate the driver and rider

Driver verification with DOL

 

Cost for Rider

Variable: see an estimate before you leave.

Variable: see an estimate before you leave.

Driver Earnings

Variable: see an estimate before you leave. But can expect to be paid up to $0.54/mile.

The amount will cover part of the cost of driving, without becoming a source of taxable income.

Variable: see an estimate before you leave.

The amount you are paid will cover part of the cost of driving, without becoming a source of taxable income.

Guaranteed Ride Home

Not through the app, but Emergency Ride Home available through King County Metro “Just One Trip” program

Yes, in the app for people who are not matched with someone for a return trip.

Emergency Ride Home is also available through King County Metro “Just One Trip” program

3+ person carpools

Yes

Yes

Download the App

iPhone App Store, Google Play iPhone App Store, Google Play 

 

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