In Brief: Apr. 17, 2000

NEED A RIDE? With gas prices rising, carpooling looks increasingly appealing. Now, with you can find people who share your travel needs. If you've got a road trip, a concert or a sporting event in mind or if you just need to add more people to your daily pool, you can post your destinations on the site--along with any restrictions you may have, such as a preference for nonsmokers or a gender requirement. A safe method of contact is promised when you find a match. Best part? It's free to find someone going your way.

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