Carpooling and Ridesharing at Mohawk




According to Hamilton Public Health, COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Potential sources of exposure when carpooling include having close contact with others with COVID-19, or touching surfaces touched by a person with COVID-19. Carpoolers should take the following steps to help protect themselves and others:

1. Stay home if you are sick

2. Limit contact

  • Have passengers sit in the back seat rather than the front
  • Consider wearing non-medical masks
  • Use a contactless method of payment, if applicable
  • Limit the number unknown individuals travelling together
  • Avoid using the recirculated air option for the car’s ventilation during passenger transport; use the car’s vents to bring in outside air and/or lower the vehicle windows

3. Practice good hygiene

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds -when this is not possible, clean hands often with an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Always clean hands after handling money or assisting with another’s personal items.
  • Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, or mouth)
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Clean and disinfect the vehicle and commonly touched surfaces


Carpooling and ridesharing are great ways to save money and reduce your impact on the environment. These options allow you to leave your car at home more often – saving money on parking, fuel and maintenance costs.


Ridesharing is a flexible option that allows you to find and book rides to campus with other Mohawk students and staff on a trip-by-trip basis (including one-time and recurring trips). Mohawk has partnered with Poparide to provide a secure online platform for you to arrange rideshares.

Poparide logo

How does it work?

  1. Sign up for free at using your Mohawk e-mail.
  2. Drivers post their trips to campus on the platform, including trip details like date, time, origin, destination, price, and preferences.
  3. Passengers search for trips, view trip details and driver profiles, and book with the driver.
  4. Payment is transferred directly from the passenger to the driver through the app, using credit card or PayPal.

Find a rideshare on Poparide.

Ready to make a commitment? Try a carpool group!

Carpooling is an arrangement where two or more drivers agree to drive all members of the carpool on alternating days for a period of time. All parking spaces at Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses are eligible for carpool parking.

How does it work?

  • Share your parking permit with up to three others by adding additional license plate numbers to the permit.
  • Only one registered vehicle may use the permit to park on campus at any one time.

For more information call Parking Services at 905-575-2121.


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