High-tech hitchhiking is getting closer to prime time.

Goose Networks has now opened its system of real-time ride matching statewide in Washington, though it’s not activating the service in particular locales until it has a critical mass of participants there.

Wherever you live, you can register at www.readysetgoose.com. Goose Networks will be in touch when enough of your neighbors have signed up, so you can start “texting” for rides.