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Thanks to 511NY Rideshare’s preferred parking program, carpoolers like Julien and Naomi never have to stress about finding a parking spot. Julien and Naomi have been carpooling since 2018, sharing the ride to their jobs at Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital on Long Island.

Reluctant to carpool? You’re not alone.The 511NY Rideshare Guaranteed Ride Program (GRP), sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation, is like an insurance policy for commuters.

Kathy, the Senior Director of Communications at SUNY Farmingdale University started partnering with 511NY Rideshare eight years ago to create a better environment for SUNY Farmingdale students. She worked with 511NY Rideshare to launch a commuter portal, making it easy for their students to explore sustainable commute modes, including getting matched with other students to form carpools.

Northwell Health is one of the largest employers in New York State, employing 72,000 people. The company takes pride in giving their employees every opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. To encourage employees to make positive changes to their commutes, Northwell has partnered with 511NY Rideshare to offer preferred parking spaces to employees that carpool.     

"The best is the morning commute. I arrive at work wide awake and feeling turbocharged." - 511NY Rideshare member, Paul F. Do your employees share this sentiment about their own commutes? We know not everyone feels like Paul F. does about his bike commute. Researchers at the University of West England found that every extra minute of commute time increases strain and...

Melanie Morris, the Assistant Director of Sustainability at Suffolk Community College has been working with 511NY Rideshare for the last five years. Through her partnership with 511NY Rideshare, she has been able to establish a comprehensive resource for students and faculty to improve their commutes. Melanie encourages other universities to do the same: "511NY...

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