Carpool Options for People Who Work or Live in the Presidio


​For people who work or live in the Presidio, carpooling is a great way to reduce your environmental impact on the national park while also saving money, meeting new people, and taking advantage of the carpool lane.

Use the resources below to find a carpool or visit We will update this information and add carpool services as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact the ​Presidio Trust Transportation Department​.

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Waze Carpool

Waze is best known as a GPS navigation software that works on smartphones and tablets to provide turn-by-turn navigation based on user provided traffic and route information. Now, drivers can use Waze to pick up passengers along a planned route, reducing the number of cars on the road.

  • All rides to and from the Presidio are just $1 until March 31
  • Carpool with co-workers and neighbors that work in the Presidio
  • During this promotion period, passengers pay just $1; drivers earn more cash to help pay for their commute
  • After the promotion period ends, passengers pay up to $0.54 per mile and this goes directly the driver to help reduce their commute costs
  • Payment is set in advance based on distance traveled and is processed through the Waze app​​
  • You choose who you want to carpool with based on profiles, star ratings, and filters like "co-workers only"
  • You pick the days you want to carpool and set your work schedule

Here is a guide on how to find a ride to/from the Presidio. Download Waze Carpool on your smartphone:

Here is a guide on picking up riders and earning cash. Download the Waze App on your smartphone:

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Scoop is a carpooling application that you can use on your smartphone or tablet. It matches you with another commuter headed your way based on your home address and work location.

  • Share rides with Scoop carpoolers who are heading the same way
  • Schedule rides in advance (by 9 pm the night before for your morning commute or 3:30 pm for your afternoon commute)
  • Guaranteed parking is available at some BART stations when you ride with Scoop
  • Scoop is only available to commuters that start or end their commute outside of San Francisco

511 RideMatch 

511 RideMatch

511 Ridematch is operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC). The MTC is the planning organization for the nine-county Bay Area and also operates FasTrak and Clipper Card.

  • 511 RideMatch is a regional system that helps you find carpools, vanpools, or bicycle partners
  • You can register for the program online using their web-based system or by calling 511
  • Track your trips on using the Trip Diary to be eligible to win prizes
  • To sign up, call 511 and say “Carpool” or visit

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Casual Carpool

If you live in the East Bay, you can meet at Casual Carpool pick-up locations to ride with three or more people to and from downtown San Francisco.

  • Visit for meeting locations and more information
  • Casual Carpools drop off and pick up near the Transbay Terminal
  • To complete your commute to the Presidio, take the free PresidiGo Shuttle from the corner of Main and Howard

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Emergency Ride Home – When Your Carpool is Unavailable

  • San Francisco’s Emergency Ride Home program provides you with a safety net when you walk, bike, take transit, carpool, or vanpool to work
  • If your carpool is unavailable due to unexpected changes in the driver’s schedule or a vehicle breakdown, you can be reimbursed the cost of the taxi or public transit ride from work (up to $150)
  • No registration is necessary: use an official taxi (not rideshare like Lyft or Uber) and visit to submit a reimbursement​​​​​​