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MassRIDES is the Executive Office of Transportation's statewide travel options program providing free assistance to commuters, employers, students, and other traveler markets.


  • maintains a ridematching database of over 15,400 travelers looking for options to driving alone.
  • supports over 2,600 transit riders, carpoolers, vanpoolers, bicyclists, and walkers with Emergency Ride Home services.
  • collaborates with almost 360 employers statewide on worksite initiatives to reduce drive alone commuting.
  • works with 215+ schools encouraging students to walk and bicycle to school, reducing air pollution. 
  • manages a vanpool fleet, with a current ridership of 684 commuters in 57 vans, achieving an annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction of 15,409,400 miles.

To learn more, call 1.888.4COMMUTE (426-6688) or visit the site.

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