Research shows that wearing your mask, and opening the front passenger window, and the window behind the driver seat helps to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in your vehicle. See this NY Times article.
I'm moving to New York in January and am hoping to carpool with someone. I don't drive but can help fund the trip and pay for gas. I prefer to travel via car because I want to take necessary precautions with COVID. I will have a few suitcases and my cat (who I will keep in a small carrier).
My dates are really flexible. I am also flexible with where I can meet at. I will be in the Madison, Wisconsin area, so I can meet anywhere near Madison or Chicago.