When you become a 511NY Rideshare member, you are not just gaining access to transportation resources - you are joining a community of people working together to make the world a better place - one small choice at a time.
Opportunities for Member Engagement
Join the Car Free Day Committee
The 511NY Rideshare team is celebrating Car Free Day on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Leading up to the event, we're inviting individuals from organizations, municipalities, and worksites to join our planning committee. Help us plan for events across the state, and at your organization or worksite!
If you're interested in joining the committee or hosting an event at your worksite or encouraging your employees to participate, contact a 511NY Rideshare team at info@511NYRideshare.org.
Our interactive mobility kiosk is coming soon to a worksite near you! The kiosk helps our community make smarter and more eco-friendly trips without in-person interaction.
Each kiosk comes equipped with an antimicrobial screen and a built-in hand sanitizing station.
Interested in bringing an interactive kiosk to your workplace?
Referring your friends to 511NY Rideshare helps our community grow.
Login to your account to refer a friend (click on the "Community" tab).
Community Mobilization Project
Smart travel decisions benefit you, the environment, and our community. The mission of the Community Mobilization Project is to build and empower a community of New Yorkers who care about managing their impact, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment, and improving the quality of life in their region.
The Community Mobilization Project will provide opportunities for local residents and businesses to come together and drive positive change in their communities. One way we will be rewarding and recognizing our change champions is through our Community Mobilization Badges which can be earned by completing simple tasks such as running a ride match, teleworking, or tracking a trip. (see details below)
Earn Community Mobilization Badges
Members can track their contribution by earning badges for taking small actions like tracking a trip, teleworking or subscribing to Clean Air NY.
Below are some of the badges our community can earn. Login to see which badges you have already earned and for instructionsto earn more.
Complete your profile
Look for a carpool match
Track a trip
Reduce 300lbs of CO2
Subscribe to Clean Air NY
Refer A Friend
Earth Month Pledge
Be a Clean Air NY Advocate
Guaranteed Ride Program
Community Mobilization Partners
Our Partners share our mission and work with us to develop, deliver and advocate for sustainable transportation solutions.
Some partners work with us directly to develop and deliver transportation solutions, while some support the mission by expanding our reach and sharing information about smart travel options to broader audiences. Others, whom we recognize as our Supporting Partners, donate goods and services that are used to engage and reward our members for taking positive action.
Visit our Services page to learn more about how we engage with our partners and bookmark this page to check back on the latest community news and partner spotlight. The full list of our Supporting Partners is available here.
When our 511NY Rideshare team member, Modou, heard that travel nurses were struggling to get from their hotels to work at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, he sprang into action. He immediately reached out to our local partners at Circuit, a free on-demand electric shuttle service operating in New Rochelle, to find a way to get these heath care heroes to work safely and reliably.
Circuit was originally launched by the City of New Rochelle’s Industrial Development Agency in 2019 to increase mobility and connectivity in its downtown and they were uniquely positioned to help. Modou facilitated discussions between Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, Circuit, and the City of New Rochelle to organize daily rides for the nurses who selflessly came to New York to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
“During these unprecedented times we are grateful for our service providers who rise to the challenge. This expanded partnership with Circuit, 511NY Rideshare and Montefiore New Rochelle will benefit both the medical staff and [the New Rochelle] community.”
- Charles B. Strome, New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency
Circuit shuttles began offering free rides to the nurses on Friday, April 24, operating with no more than two nurses at a time in order to maintain social distancing. Additionally, the hospital provided disinfectant and personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect the drivers and nurses. The shuttles run from around 6:30am to 7:30pm, providing rides for nurses working both day and night shifts. Alex Esposito, cofounder of Circuit said, “it's undoubtedly a very difficult time but it's encouraging to see how numerous groups have come together so quickly to help those in need. We hope the program provides a small benefit to the brave workers.”
As the story of this new collaboration began to spread, another 511NY Rideshare team member, Samantha, saw an opportunity to provide some additional support to the effort. She reached out to Dianne and Jenny, a mother-daughter team of mask makers on Long Island, who were willing to donate homemade masks for the Circuit drivers as a way to say thanks. “Being able to make masks for Circuit Transportation Drivers through 511NY Rideshare reaching out to us is the very least we can do. It was a pleasure to be able to help,” they agreed.
The 511NY Rideshare team is dedicated to improving mobility in communities across the state, even more during these stressful times. We are proud of our staff who go above and beyond every day to help us meet this mission and we are thrilled that this effort is enabling our healthcare workers to continue to do the important work of saving lives.
To the travel nurses who voluntarily came to New York to help us in our time of need, to the Circuit drivers and mask makers who are helping them stay safe, our entire 511NY Rideshare team says: “Thank You!”
It has been a true honor to experience your humanity and selflessness.
511NY Rideshare is sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation to provide transportation resources to individuals and employers throughout New York State. For inquiries, contact info@511NYRideshare or 718-886-1343.
The Matzo Project is a Brooklyn-based 511NY Rideshare partner. Beyond making delicious Matzo chips, they are invested in the community. They will be donating ~2,000 bags of chips to the Met Council for the 511NY Rideshare Smart Travel Badge Drive.
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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.