Find Rides with Friends and Coworkers

Ask a friend, neighbor, coworker or go to the local ride-matching or ride-hailing services

Find a Ride

Need a lift? Options exist to support riders of all kinds. Here are some resources for finding a ride.

Tips for Finding a Ride

  • Plan ahead to increase your chances of finding a ride. Some service providers require up to five days advance notice.
  • Ask for a ride from your network of neighbors, friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates. See if you can set up a permanent carpool or ride-share agreement in exchange for gas money. Set respectful rules to keep everyone feeling safe and comfortable
  • Call an Uber/Lyft if offered in your area and with access to the web and smart phone.  
  • Search online ride-matching services like Finger Lakes Rideshare, 511NY.org, or Craiglist and sign up to post the times you need a ride with start and destination locations.
  • Utilize multiple modes (bus, bike, walk) to allow for more flexibility in ride-sharing.

Take advantage of volunteer driver services if you qualify:

  • Friends in Service Helping (FISH) if you are a senior or have a disability and need a medical ride. Call 2-1-1 to access this service.
  • RED RIDES if you are a parent seeking a ride to your child’s school meeting or activity. Use the Request A Red Ride Form, email  redschoolrides@gmail.com or call Kerry at (607) 659-5003 to request a ride to your child's school.
  • OAR - if you need a ride to the jail to visit a family member or recently returning from jail and in need of a ride. Call OAR at (607) 272-7885.
  • Learn more about programs that depend on Volunteer Drivers.

    Last updated February 18, 2020