Carpool - SUNY New Paltz Staff and Faculty
With 511NY Rideshare, carpooling brings you freedom. You’re free to choose how frequently you want to carpool and with whom. And enjoy our promise that as a regular carpooler, you will never be stranded in an emergency, thanks to our Guaranteed Ride Program.
Find a Carpool Partner
Enter your start and destination addresses to see how many people you could share a ride with!
Carpooling with 511NY Rideshare
You control who you carpool with: You can select preferences to filter results and you can even decide to only carpool with individuals from your organization.
Our ridematching platform allows you to find commuters close to your home or work address, or those along your route. Use our “Find a Carpool Partner” tool to see your ridematch options. Our FREE Guaranteed Ride Program is like an insurance policy for commuters. If you are a 511NY Rideshare member who regularly carpools, and you need to leave work in an emergency, 511NY Rideshare will get you to your destination for free by public transit, taxi, Lyft or Uber – up to $300 a year in total ride credits. *
Commuters can save between $400-$1,800 annually by switching to carpooling (NRDC). Plus, you may qualify for a reduction in premiums on your car insurance as a carpooler.
An improved commute means more time for family and leisure activities. Studies have shown that every extra minute of commute time increases anxiety and decreases overall life satisfaction (Office for National Statistics).
The average rush-hour commuter in New York spends an extra 74 hours in traffic each year, among the longest congestion delays in the country (2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard). Carpooling allows you to shave time off by using the HOV lane and riders can also use that time to nap, work or chat instead of stressing behind the wheel.
Carpooling just twice a week can keep 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases out of the air every year (Global Incorporated).
What Members Say about Carpooling
It is a much better experience than going by myself.