SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is excited to announce a partnership with Commuter Connect! Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect is the next phase of ridesharing in the region. Formerly known as MiRideshare, Commuter Connect brings Southeast Michigan’s ridesharing program into the digital technology and mobility age.
Commuter Connect provides trip planning and commuter matching free-of-charge for people who carpool, vanpool, walk, bike, or ride transit in Southeast Michigan. With an easy-to-use interface and mobile application (available in Apple’s App Store and on Google Play; search "Commuter Connect Mi"), users can view available transportation options by simply entering an origin and destination. The tool provides multiple transportation choices and routes, potential commuting partners, cost, calories burned, emissions reduced, distance, and travel time estimates.
Commuters who register with Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect can take advantage of the free Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program, which alleviates the fear of being stranded at work without transportation in the event of an emergency. ERH provides a free ride home via a ride hailing service (Lyft, Uber) or taxi for employees who carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk to work and have an emergency arise while at work.
Changing from a solo commute, even for just one day a week, can:
- Save money
- Reduce stress
- Improve air quality by cutting carbon emissions
- Stay healthy by walking, biking, or taking transit
- Recapture valuable time by letting someone else drive in a car/vanpool or on a bus
- Decrease personal driving expenses and maintenance costs
Visit Southeast Michigan Commuter Connect or download the app today. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for commuting updates and prize opportunities.