When you become a 511NY Rideshare member, you are not just gaining access to transportation resources and ridematching - you are joining a community of people working together to make the world a better place - one small choice at a time.
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Meet Julien and Naomi, two Northwell Health employees who have been commuting together in a carpool for over a year. They save two hours per day thanks to the HOV lane on Long Island and preferred parking for carpoolers. Naomi says “It’s a great way to save money and have a nice commute with great conversation.”
Take It From a Member
"Instead of taking the subway from Astoria to Manhattan, I take the NYC ferry - it's the same price but so much more scenic!" - Elena P
"I walk over the Pulaski Bridge instead of waiting for the B32 or the G train from Greenpoint. It actually saves me time because I catch the 7 train at a spot thats closer to the city (Vernon/Jackson Ave). Plus, I get a little workout :)" - Sumiti U
"I take the NYC ferry from FiDi to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to get groceries at Wegmans which is only a 10-minute ferry ride vs a 27-minute subway ride." - Terence A.
Long Island area:
"I recently took the LIRR from Great River to Babylon instead of driving. This saved me time and money because it's difficult to find parking on Main Street, especially on the weekends." - Samantha B
511NY Rideshare is a FREE service. If someone tries to charge you for any 511NY Rideshare services, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866 NY COMMUTE (866-692-6668).
I agree to receive phone calls and/or e-mail messages from other 511NY Rideshare Matching System users.
I agree to receive periodic phone calls or e-mail messages from the 511NY Rideshare Matching System administrators requesting that I review and update my information, and I understand that such review will be required for continued participation in the service. I also understand that the 511NY Rideshare Matching System administrators may call or e-mail me to provide follow-up assistance in the transit trip planner provided, forming my carpool/vanpool or provide further assistance in finding a bicycling partner.
I understand that the 511NY Rideshare Matching System only provides information that will enable me to form or join a carpool, vanpool, use transit or find a bicycling partner.
I understand that the 511NY Rideshare Matching System provides referral services; it does not certify the character of ridesharing or bicycling participants. I understand that participants use the 511NY Rideshare Matching System at their own risk and that it is my responsibility to screen referrals to my personal satisfaction.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in this program, I hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless New York State Department of Transportation, the 511NY Rideshare Matching System administrators, and my employer from and against any and all claims, demands, judgments or liability for damage to persons or property of any kind or nature arising directly or indirectly out of my use of the 511NY Rideshare Matching System or participation in 511NY Rideshare.
I understand that the 511 NY Rideshare Matching System, to the extent permitted by law, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, reserves the right to refuse services to anyone. 511NY Rideshare reserves the right to investigate and take action, including the removal of a user's record, in response to allegation of misconduct or illegal activity.
511NY Rideshare's mission is to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to access timely information about transportation in New York State. NYSDOT recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they use 511NY Rideshare.
I understand that my personal information will remain confidential and will only be used to provide me with tools, information about products, services and special campaigns that encourage the use of alternatives to driving alone. I understand that 511NY Rideshare may share my personal information with other ridematch systems for the express purpose of maximizing the number of matches I will receive, and that information about me or my commute may be released to a third party for research purposes, and that 511NY Rideshare will not permit any organization with whom it shares my information to sell or re-distribute my information. The names of the organizations with access to my personal information are available upon request from 511NY Rideshare.