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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.

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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.

The Kiosk

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? 

Contact us for more information.

Refer-a-Friend 

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

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 instructions to earn more. 

Affinity Program

 

Complete your profile Complete your profile
Look for a carpool match Look for a carpool match
Track a trip Track a trip
Reduce 300 pounds of CO2 Reduce 300lbs of CO2
Sign up for Air Quality Action Day updates through Clean Air NY Subscribe to Clean Air NY
Refer A Friend Refer A Friend
Earth Month Pledge 2021 Earth Month Pledge 
Telework Telework
Become a Clean Air NY Advocate Be a Clean Air NY Advocate
Sign up for the Guaranteed Ride Program Guaranteed Ride Program

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Commuter Spotlight

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

  • Albany: "I work at the Crossgates Mall and recently started taking Flex - it's on demand so I'm never late. Complete game changer." - Maria M. 
  • NYC:
    • "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:
    • "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

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Member Benefits

As a 511NY Rideshare member, you have access to discounts and member benefits -- just for making smart transportation choices! Login and click "Community" to find special offers and promo codes from our friends at Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Endless Trail Bikeworx, Tushy, and more! 

Don't forget that as a 511NY Rideshare member, you have access to other great free services like our Guaranteed Ride Program, which ensures a ride home for you in case of an emergency.

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Community Updates

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On November 9, the 511NY Rideshare team launched our first-ever Smart Travel Badge Drive with the goal of turning 511NY Rideshare member actions into donations to local community...
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...
Eight years ago, Kathy started partnering with 511NY Rideshare to create a better environment for SUNY Farmingdale students. She worked with 511NY Rideshare...
Last week, members of the 511NY Rideshare team had the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of the self-driving shuttles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Navy Yard is currently home to...

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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.

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Partner Spotlight

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.