Save money, reduce wear and tear on your car, and share the ride!


Pamela Pringle

CBRE/Regions - Carpooler

“The CommuteSmart program helps save on the wear and tear of my vehicle and allows me to meet new people.” 

Carpooling is the shared use of a car by the driver and one or more passengers and is a great way to get to and from work.

Not to mention that sharing the ride will help take some of the stress out of driving. Best of all, your commuting cost could drop by 50 percent and you may be eligible to save on insurance costs.

Use the Cost Calculator to the right to figure out how much you currently spend on your commute. You may be surprised! (add the cost calculator can it be embedded so that it is fixed as well?)  And don't worry if you don't have a car. There are plenty of people in our database who are willing to do all the driving. 

Tips for Getting Started

  • Get a group of friends and co-workers together who have a similar work schedule or register in our online ridematch database.  You may also download the rideshare application. 

Mail: CommuteSmart, 2 Twentieth Street North, Suite 1200, Birmingham, AL 35203
Fax: 205-264-8449

  • Plan ahead! Make arrangements to meet potential carpool partners ahead of time to map out all the details.

  • Be open-minded but establish some ground rules.

  • Do something fun! Bring donuts once in a while or meet for lunch. Ridesharing can be a great way to meet people and establish friendships.


Park & Ride Locations  for Birmingham Metro Area


1: United Methodist Church   -  2129 Center Point Parkway  -  Birmingham 


2: First Baptist Church of Leeds  -  7481 Parkway Dr SE  -  Leeds


3: First Alliance Church of McCalla  -  5900 McAshan Dr  -  McCalla


4: Northpark Baptist Church  -  5700 Deerfoot Parkway  -  Trussville 


5: First Baptist Church  -  128 N Chalkville Rd  -  Trussville


6: First Baptist Church  -  2867 Pelham Parkway  -  Pelham  


7: Blount County  -  SE Corner of Hwy 160 and I-65  -  Warrior 


8: Chilton County  -  Co Rd 936, behind Sno Biz & Fireworks  -  Jemison  


9: Shelby County  -  Weather Vane Rd, across from Shelby County Airport  -  Calera