Ride Sharing at PCC

The Ride Share Program

What is Ride Share?

students carpoolingRide Share is a new program offered by PCC to encourage students who would normally drive separately to ride to campus together.

How do I get a Ride Share Permit?

If two students are going to be riding to campus together, they can go to Student Account Services with each of their vehicles information, and each student will be billed $20 for the shared use of one permit.

Does Ride Share save me money?

YES! In addition to the savings in gas you will both be getting, and the shared price of a permit, the combined total of the Ride Share permit is $40 at Student Account Services - $10 less then the regular student permit purchased from Student Account Services.

What if I don't know anyone who wants to share a ride?

PCC has partnered with METRO, the state of Oregon and the state of Washington to offer a new transportation matching system called Drive Less Connect that lets you find other PCC goers with similar routes and times! Keep reading for more info.

The Drive Less Connect Tool

What is Drive Less Connect?

Drive Less Connect is THE tool to use to find other PCC students and/or staff who commute to PCC - plus much more!

How much does it cost?

NOTHING! It’s completely free, however it would be prudent to check with your insurance company to make sure carpooling/ridesharing is covered under your auto insurance policy.

How do I get signed up?

Just visit DriveLessSaveMore.com and click "Register Now.". It takes about 3 minutes to sign up, and by using your PCC email address, you will automatically be entered into the PCC Network! What detailed info on how to get signed up? Check out this step by step video provided by the Westside Transportation Alliance.

What does the Ride Share Program do?

  • Help find matches that work with your routes and times.
  • Track methods of transportation - and possibly win prizes.
  • Identify other bike riders with whom you can commute .

Will I only get matched with PCC people?

You get to make that call! You have the option of being matched with the entire Portland Metro Region, or only the PCC Network.

What if I have questions or need help?

The website is very user friendly, but if you have technical difficulties, you can contact Mark at 971-722-4597 or mark.gorman@pcc.edu or Michael at 971-722-4242 or mkuehn@pcc.edu.