Carma Pilot Program

East County
PROJECT BUDGET $550,000
PROJECT SPONSOR
CCTA & MTC
LOCATION:
Currenly focused in and around Pleasant Hill BART’s Contra Costa Centre.
STATUS:
Ongoing
Pilot
Carma, formerly known as the WeGo ridesharing pilot program, rolled out in 2013 for employers in and around Pleasant Hill BART’s Contra Costa Centre.

Through a Climate Initiatives grant from MTC, CCTA is participating in a three-county Real-Time Ridesharing (RTR) program.  RTR involves using smart-phone applications ("apps") to help riders and drivers call out to one another to create an instant carpool.  The technology vendor for this project is Avego Corporation. The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) are CCTA's partners in this effort.

Much experimental work has already been done to explore RTR opportunities, but this will be the first "on the ground" pilot pr ...more