ROANOKE, Va. -

If you're looking for an alternative to costly driving expenses, Ride Solutions has several options.

Ride Solutions is a free service that partners with citizens and businesses to connect them with commuting options.

Some of the services include information on bus routes and schedules, safe biking routes, carpool matching, telecommuting, and the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

The Program Director, Jeremy Holmes, says many people make the mistake of thinking Ride Solutions does not serve rural areas. "If you're driving 30 minutes from a rural area, you're spending a lot on gas. Often folks in rural areas aren't aware that there are people in their area that they can carpool with. If that's not something they'd be interested in, then we have several other options to help them out."

For more information and how to become a member, visit Ride Solutions at http://ridesolutions.org/