CUPERTINO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — CarpoolAssist Inc., the web-based service that helps people connect to create carpools for work, school or special events, today announced that it has been selected by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district in Charlotte, North Carolina for a pilot program, under which CMS is promoting the use of to help create carpools for parents, students and staff.

CMS, which serves more than 137,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, has included information about CarpoolAssist on its website as part of its environmental stewardship initiative.

“CarpoolAssist was founded in 2009 with a dream of making this earth a greener planet, and this partnership with CMS is a significant achievement towards that dream. Our vision is to fill every vehicle traveling on the road to 60-80 percent of its seating capacity, by making it easy to set up carpools with neighbors, co-workers and like-minded people,” said Seema Gupta, founder of CarpoolAssist.

“The CMS district is committed to a program of environmental management and to helping reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions in the community. By partnering with CarpoolAssist, CMS can offer parents, students and staff a free and easy-to-use resource to help them connect with each other to form carpools. This is a great option for families who are not able to utilize the district’s school bus system.”

About CarpoolAssist Inc.:

CarpoolAssist is an innovative web portal that helps people connect to create carpools for work, school or special events. The majority of services offered by CarpoolAssist are free and use of the portal is easy. After registering on the site and providing information about source and destination addresses (such as home and work), CarpoolAssist provides contact information for similarly-placed users looking to carpool, and users can then contact each other to work out the details. Reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling with CarpoolAssist.

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