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Ridesharing is caring
WSU, UI partner in 'Zimride' to support carpooling
Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
By Chris Boyan, Parking and Transportation Services
PULLMAN - WSU and the University of Idaho are partnering to offer Zimride, a private social network that facilitates ridesharing to students, staff, faculty and alumni.
Zimride is designed to help users offer or request rides for commutes, road trips and popular events. The social network can help a user split costs by offering rides and helping find rides for users without a car.
“Zimride should truly modernize the car pooling process, to not only save people money in our current economic situation but also save gas and help the environment by reducing each individual’s carbon footprint,” said Jim Parejko, WSU’s Graduate and Professional Student Association representative for the Transit Advisory Group.
WSU Spokane also has contracted with Zimride to offer their students, staff and faculty a way to facilitate ridesharing.
Joshua Meyer, ASWSU’s representative for the Transit Advisory Group, said he is glad to see Zimride implemented.
“Zimride allows students to network for carpooling needs in a way previously not possible,” Meyer said. “It’s exciting this service will be here at WSU.”
WSU and UI users can access Zimride at either http://www.zimride.wsu.edu/ or http://www.zimride.uidaho.edu/. Users can sign in using their Facebook account if they are part of the WSU or UI Facebook network.
Visit www.parking.wsu.edu/TransportationAlternatives for more information about WSU transportation alternatives including Park and Rides and Transit.
Additional information about Zimride is available at http://www.zimride.com/.
See related article: Zimride not meant to replace WSU/UI shuttle.