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Hate Austin Traffic? You’ll love Carma

What is Carma?


There are over 2.3 Million empty seats driving around Austin-Round Rock daily.

Carma Carpooling is the new way Austinites are getting to work. We pair people with similar commute routes and schedules to be able to share the ride, all through our real- time smart phone app.

We’re crowdsourcing those seats to build new a transportation network. It’s Austin’s transportation solution, built by Austin residents.

Check it out

Carma, the app that keeps on giving

Flying start

Sign up and we'll give you $5 Carma Credit right away.

$10 for you, $10 for me

Invite someone to join Carma. When they complete their first trip, you each get $10.

You're a veteran

When you complete your 25th Carmapool, we'll credit your account with $25!

Go toll-free!

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Carma members get exclusive toll refunds on Austin-area toll roads until June 30th, 2015! It’s a special benefit for residents who help fight traffic by carpooling.

2-person carpools get 50% of the toll back, and 3+ person carpools get the full toll reimbursed!

Available on 183A Toll, 290 Toll (Manor Expressway), SH 130, SH 45N, Loop 1, and 45SE. Excludes segments 5 & 6 of SH 130, south of 45 SE.

1. Download the Carma App

Download it for either iPhone or Android from the App Store or Google Play Store

2. Register TxTag

Once getting set up in app, visit your Profile page to enter your TxTag & License Plate details. If you want to add a spouse's details, just enter in a second set of TxTag details.

3. Start Carmapooling!

Click “Start Trip” every time you’re getting ready to carpool, and we’ll keep track of your toll road trips so we can reimburse you at the end of each month, straight to your Carma account.


Just contact Lauren Albright, your Austin Community Manager at

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