Community Carpool is launched - a new way to get where you need to go

Posted On Wednesday April 19, 2023

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Residents now have a new way to arrange for personal transportation across the counties.    Rural Frontenac Community Services has launched their community carpool website. See  Rural transportation is a challenge  when you don’t drive or have a car and when there is no option of public transportation.    This new initiative will provide another transportation option for rural residents.

Inspired by a ride share program in Halliburton, Rural Frontenac Community Services applied for funding from the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area to develop a local ride share program. The program will match drivers with passengers who need a ride to the same place. 

How does it work? Anyone interested in providing a ride to a certain destination can log onto the web site, input their information about where and when they are going and see if anyone needs a ride.  Anyone looking for a ride can access the same website to see if there is a ride available, if not they can input what they need and see if someone can fill that need. 

This service has the potential to help so many.   It is good for the environment, less cars on the road.  It can help a driver by sharing the cost of gas.  There is no need for long lonely drives, people can feel good about helping a neighbour and getting to know more people in their community.

“We are excited to be launching the new website and offering a new transportation service. Its neighbours helping neighbours.” Louise Moody, Executive Director of Rural Frontenac Community Services noted.  “Sharing a ride has worked in small rural communities for many years, using this website will connect people who need a ride with people who want to share the ride.” 

Rural Frontenac Community Services has partnered with the Counties of Frontenac, Lanark and Lennox and Addington on this initiative.  

Sign up for free and connect with others willing to share a ride.