[All Faculty & Staff] It’s time to talk about a carpool!


Washburn University Sustainability Network has arranged a free carpool matching service for you at Carpoolworld! We are very pleased to have you join us in commuting more efficiently and helping to save the natural environment while you save on your transportation expenses.

You may join the Washburn carpoolworld.com community for free by setting up a personal account at www.carpoolworld.com. You must have a valid e-mail address to register. When initiating your account, you are only required to enter the name of the city which you live in and zip code if you wish. Though you and other commuters will receive more accurate feedback regarding the mileage and proximity of your locations if you enter the street address of your house, it is up to you to offer that information. Users are not required to list their phone numbers.

Once you have created your account, you are free to search the site for other people who want to carpool. You may search for those who live close to you, who have similar schedules, or who have similar driving preferences.

If you are interested in carpooling with someone, simply send them an e-mail and begin to devise a schedule that is convenient for both of you. You both may decide to designate one day of the week to stop at the grocery store or run an errand. You are certainly not required to carpool every day of the week either!


Carpoolworld.com looks at exactly where everyone drives and works to find perfect carpool matches for everyone. Our exclusive TripMatchTM process uses advanced computing technology to make perfect carpool matching easy, fast and precise. Getting Started is as easy as 1-2-3:

Enter your commute information on the trip registration form.

Confirm your email address (we will send you an email with a registration confirmation code that you will need to enter on our web site to confirm your trip).

View your matches and contact the other travelers by phone or email. Please review our guidelines on How to carpool.

A: Our system matches trips automatically using the trip origin and work/destination locations that you and the other travelers have provided. Our system logically selects the best potential matches in your area, and sorts them by the criteria you select. You should be able to contact the first few matches to follow up to see if you can arrange a carpool.

B: You can change your trip information once you are logged in You can change the status of your trip once you are logged in. Deleting (we purge trips flagged for deletion 30 days after your last log in date and other travelers will not see your profile in their matches).

C. We post summary information about trips around the world but that will only give you a broad indication of our current coverage. If you are the first traveler in your area, then other travelers in your area will see your trip when they register. You are also free to delete your trip any time.

D: Whenever you enter or change your email address, we send a confirmation email immediately, containing a Registration Confirmation Code, to the email address you entered with your trip information. Check your email for that confirmation email, if you have any other problem with the confirmation email, please just send us an email and we will gladly help you further.

E. Make sure your search radius settings are good. Just send us an email if you’re not sure and we’ll be happy to help. Please don’t get discouraged, our database grows every day. You may be one of the first, or indeed the first, traveler in our system. Your trip will be followed by others, and they will see you when they join up.

F. If you organize an event or would like your friends, co-workers or team to register on the site, we provide a Carpoolworld button generator for free.

Please submit your event for free you can also take a look at the list of events registered up to date. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us.

H. When you send your emails, tell the other traveler that you are looking for a carpool, and tell him/her approximately where you work, and ask for a response. In fact we provide standard text so you will just need to click ‘send’. Please see our Safety, privacy, and terms of use agreement page for additional information.

Happy Commuting!

Kristine Hicks

Energy/Sustainability Manager

785 670-1132