Mark Napier, Associate Director of the University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services, discusses how commuters can save money with carpooling and how the University is making the program more accessible.

The University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services department has soft launched a social media carpooling application already in use at schools around the country.

While the bugs are still being worked out and the Zimride site gets ready for the official launch, over 300 commuter students and employees alike have already signed up, beginning their search for the perfect carpooling partners.

"We're very excited about bringing Zimride to campus," says UA Parking and Transportation Associate Director Mark Napier.

"It allows you to put in your preferences, your schedule," says Napier. Then car poolers can select things preferences, such as music and smoking, so that each has a comfortable ride to and from campus.

Once fully launched, Napier hopes the program will allow the campus more sustainability and the ability of saving commuters money while decreasing their carbon footprint.