Johns Creek and Alpharetta residents with $2, a hate of traffic and no fear of being in a car with a stranger now have a new option of getting to work this summer.
Through Aug. 5, residents of those two North Fulton cities can use Waze Carpool for a two dollar bill, according to Johns Creek Councilman Chris Coughlin.
The low price is because the app connects people going on very similar paths, making it a true rideshare program as opposed to services like Uber and Lyft.
“Our goal is to help address the traffic congestion we witness on a daily basis in the north metro area by taking cars off the road and providing commuters with convenient and cost-effective options for getting to work or wherever they need to go,” Coughlin said.
This is the first Waze Carpool partnership with a government in Georgia.
Coughlin said they’ll be the test case and then Waze and other Georgia jurisdictions can “apply a more refined approach to their respective programs to continually be more effective to get cars off the road.”
Commuters can pick a rider or driver filter by gender, whether they’re a coworker or classmate, and proximity to a preferred route.
Drivers manage routes through the app, which can be customized to schedule rides up to seven days in advance.
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