Getting There
A Guide to Rides in Eastern Maine Hancock II Washington II Penobscot II Piscataquis II Waldo Counties
shared rides

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) hosts the ride board as a convenience to residents of our region who may wish to share rides or costs. EMDC is not a transportation provider, and we have no employment relationship with individuals offering rides on this board.

EMDC is not responsible for the actions of the individuals with whom you travel and it is up to those participating in shared rides to evaluate the individuals they are riding with.

Participation in shared rides is a voluntary decision and EMDC is not liable for any damages or expenses. EMDC is also not responsible for insurance coverage and it is solely the responsibility of the driver to ensure that their insurance coverage extends to ride sharing and carpooling.

No unaccompanied child under the age of 18 years may participate in a shared ride.

EMDC reserves the right to remove any posts or ratings from the Neighborhood Ride Board at its own discretion.

Shared Rides

The cheapest and easiest way to expand transportation options for Eastern Maine residents is to fill the empty seats in our cars. This web page highlights four strategies for sharing rides. Make sure you take a look at our Neighborhood Ride Boards, a key feature of this Getting There web site.

Another way to share rides is to become a volunteer driver for a senior and disabled transportation program in your area.

  • Commuter Ride Matching
  • Find a neighbor who travels your route to work or school by visiting Maine DOT’s statewide ride-matching service.
  • One-Time Rides
  • At the MDOT ride-match site, you can communicate with commuters and carpools drivers to request a one-time ride in their car.
  • Neighborhood Ride Boards
  • GETTING THERE offers community bulletin boards where you can post your own transportation-related messages. Create your own custom view to see messages for community groups that are of particular interest to you.
  • Cellphone Networks
  • Learn how you and your neighbors can create your own private, independent cellphone network to help assist other with rides and errands.