Find out more about RideFinders!
Find out more about RideFinders!
Is it volunteering with United Way? Cheering on our Blues and Cardinals to glory? A commitment to healthier eating by shopping at the Soulard Farmers Market? Supporting a local business or non-profit? The driving forces in our lives are what make us unique, allowing us to leave our own mark on the world around us. So, what drives you?
"A passion for soccer and great beer! In 2008, we decided St. Louis needed Amsterdam Tavern — a place where soccer is king and fans from all over can gather to watch matches and drink beer with other fans. Something they weren’t able to do before."
- Jeff Lyell
Owner, Amsterdam Tavern
"I was driven to open I Scream Cakes by my inner child who likes to play with her food, navigated by my back-seat-driving outer adult, who cares about where her food comes from scratch, with organic and locally sourced ingredients."
- Kerry Soraci
Owner, I Scream Cakes
"The City of St. Louis—specifically, Cherokee Street. This neighborhood embodies all the qualities that inspire us about the city: diversity, accessibility and endless grit and soul. We couldn’t imagine running our business anywhere else."
- Randy and Jeff Vines
"My passion for creating beautiful flowers and gifts for every budget, and keeping my business environmentally-friendly, is what drives me. I love giving old items a new purpose, from turning wine bottles into vases or hardcover books into succulent planters."
- Christine Anson
Owner, S. Finch Florist
Creating a culture of Sustainable Commuting is what drives us at RideFinders. Serving the 9-county St. Louis region, we work to remove excess cars from the road, eliminate harmful emissions and create connections among St. Louis area commuters. We’re helping commuters find transportation solutions through our free ridematching service, and we’re joining forces with over 900 area employers to give employees an opportunity to share the ride and build relationships with their coworkers by creating carpools and vanpools.Learn More
A carpool is two or more commuters who share the ride to and from work or college in their personal vehicles. Commuters either share the driving or, if a commuter does not have a vehicle, provide gas money to the commuter that drives. Those commuters can be spouses, relatives, neighbors, coworkers, students, or even individuals who meet through RideFinders.
A vanpool is a group of commuters who share the ride to and from work in specific vans provided by RideFinders for a monthly fare, with each commuter serving in one of these roles:
Primary Driver: Receives a free commute in exchange for driving, fueling, and administering the vanpool.
Riders: Pay an equal monthly fare that covers the total monthly vanpool operating cost.
Back-up Driver: A rider who drives the vanpool when the primary driver is unable to drive.
On the surface, Sustainable Commuting is about reducing emissions and clearing our roadways through ridesharing. But it’s deeper than that. Sustainable Commuting is a lifestyle choice. It’s the desire to live a healthier life, to connect with others in the community, and to become a driving force for good in our region.
We’re fortunate to have a great city that has a great culture, amazing local cuisine, passionate sports fans, and so much more. Through ridesharing, we help preserve everything that makes our city great into the future.
Think about it: you’re already doing more this year to live a healthier lifestyle. Ridesharing fits right in as one more important change that can benefit yourself and your community.
Every car removed from the road makes every breath we take that much cleaner. It’s less traffic, and less traffic accidents. For you and the rest of our community, it’s a sustainable alternative to our current commuting system.
Between repairs, preventative maintenance and fuel costs, driving alone is expensive. Save money by sharing the ride.
Ultimately, the goal of ridesharing is to drive positive change in our city. It brings people together in a way our current commute can’t, and gives us all a common goal to make St. Louis a healthier place to live.
Spreading the word about Sustainable Commuting through ridesharing keeps us pretty busy. You’ll find us working to drive change at corporations like Boeing and Ralston Purina, chatting with students and staff at institutions like SIUE and SLU, talking about benefits at public agencies like the V.A. and mingling with start-ups at T-Rex. Check us out on social media to see what we’ve been up to, and keep up with the latest news, updates, and events from RideFinders.
St. Louis VA Regional Office 400 S 18th St., St. Louis, MO 63103 9am–2pm
AT&T 125 Corporate Office Drive #435, Earth City, MO 63045 11 am – 2 pm
Robert A. Young Federal Building 1222 Spruce Street #1.204, Saint Louis, MO 63103 9am–2pm
United States Department of Veterans Affairs 1 Jefferson Barracks Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125 10am–2pm
ITT Tech 3640 Corporate Trail Drive, Earth City, MO 63045 5–8pm, 10am–1pm
Want your company to be a driving force for good in the St. Louis community? RideFinders Employee Transportation Coordinators, or ETCs, help organize vanpools and carpools within the workplace, significantly reducing your company’s carbon footprint and allowing your company to spearhead change in our city. Help your company make a difference, and sign up to be your company’s representative ETC today.Learn More