Carpool Celebrates 250,000 Rides Home

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Carpool, a recognized student organization at Texas A&M University, gave their first trademark free, safe, nonjudgmental ride home on September 16, 1999. Now, 16 years later, Carpool has provided the 250,000th ride. Carpool is a student-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Bryan/College Station community with free rides home every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, from 10pm to 3am, during the spring and fall semesters at Texas A&M.

The organization has nearly 300 student volunteers who dedicate weekend nights to help keep the community safe.

“We are so grateful to Texas A&M University and the B/CS community for their continuous support,” says Keely Middleton, external co-chair of Carpool. “We owe a huge thank you to our sponsors for everything they have done for us over the years.”

By giving a quarter million rides, Carpool has reached a major milestone in the organization’s history. “We are so excited to have come so far and will continue to work towards an even more successful future,” says Michael Junior, internal co-chair of Carpool.

Carpool will host an all-day event to celebrate the quarter-million mark on February 3, at Rudder Plaza on Texas A&M campus. For more information, visit contact Alexandra Perez at (210) 789-6077 or email publicrelations@carpool.tamu.edu.