Let RideSmart help improve your daily commute

RideSmart is a free service operated by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (NSVRC) for residents, workers, commuters, and tourists in the five counties in the northwest corner of Virginia — Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren, and all jurisdictions within — as well as the City of Winchester.

RideSmart partners with Commuter Connections (operated by Metropolitan Washington COG) to provide a free ride-matching service that helps connect commuters who share similar schedules or travel patterns.

  • Save time and money
  • Guaranteed rides home
  • Earn cash with incenTrip
  • Earn cash for flexing your trips

RideSmart has partnered with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and their Virginia-wide ConnectingVA program to provide free ridematching to find carpools, vanpools, and all forms of public transportation, trip planning, and information on park-and-ride lots, bike share services, electric vehicle charging stations, and rewards.

  • Find rides
  • Record trips
  • Earn rewards

In addition to ride-matching, RideSmart also helps participants identify a full array of commuting alternatives, such as public transit, rail transit, and hybrid workplaces.


Guaranteed Ride Home

Commuters registered with Commuter Connections are eligible to participate in the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).

GRH provides commuters who regularly (twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take transit to work with a FREE and reliable ride home when one of life’s unexpected emergencies arise. Commuters may take advantage of GRH up to six times per year.

Best of all, the GRH service is FREE!

Employer Benefits


Companies can save their employees money and time with SmartBenefits.

How much are you spending on your commute?

Carpooling and Vanpooling are not only one of the most hassle-free ways to commute, it can also maximize your commuting budget! With a detailed look at what you currently spend, we can help you visualize just how smart, easy and affordable ride-share services are.

Need Help? Ask Becky!

Not sure where to start? Send Becky a message with your commuter needs and she’ll get back to you with assistance in 24-48 hours.


Park and Ride Lots


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Get in touch with us

RideSmart Northern
Shenandoah Valley

400 Kendrick Lane
Suite E
Front Royal, VA 22630

(540) 635-4146
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