PTS has partnered up with 511NY Rideshare to help match riders/drivers.
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The SUNY Brockport Rideshare Portal service helps the campus community find carpools, vanpools, bicycle buddies and alternative transit options. On the portal, you can quickly create a profile and find members of the campus community who have similar travel routes and patterns and with whom you can share a ride. Your profile preferences will determine what information is shared with potential rideshare partners. Visit the SUNY Brockport Rideshare portal for more information.
Benefits of becoming a 511NY Rideshare member
- Get up-to-date travel info and access to alternate routes
- Receive personalized public transit itineraries
- Participate in events like Car Free Day, Bike Month, and Earth month
- Receive discounts from partner organizations, like Enterprise CarShare
Benefits of Carpooling
- Premium parking with Carpool Permit.
- Each carpooler receives 5 day passes per semester to use on occasions when you need to bring a car to campus.
- Option for instant notifications via text message or voicemail.
- Commuter students can save on parking permit costs!
- Share the cost of fuel.
- Reduce the wear and tear on your car.
- There is no cost to join, and you will reduce our carbon footprint.
- Premium spaces have been identified in various locations for participants carpooling to campus.
Who is eligible for a Carpool Permit?
Participants must be current students, faculty or staff of SUNY Brockport, have similar class or work schedules, and reside in approximately the same area. Before you apply, determine if you reside close enough to use alternate methods of transportation (i.e. walk, bike, regional transportation). Those living within one mile of campus are not eligible for a Carpool Permit. Each vehicle is still required to be properly registered with Parking and Transportation Services.
How do I join?
Once registered, you can search the database for potential riders in your area. When a ridesharing relationship is formed, you may apply for a Carpool Permit. Complete the Agreement and use your Carpool Permit to gain access to premium parking spaces.
- Be sure to share home, work, and cell phone numbers so that you can communicate in the event of an illness or mechanical problems. Carry this information with you. Be mindful of others and give as much advance warning as possible. On days you need to drive separately, use a day pass issued to you at time of sign-up.
- It’s best to plan for the unexpected. Familiarize yourself with local public transportation
- A carpool permit will be shared within your group. Be sure each vehicle is properly registered with Parking and Transportation Services.
- If a member of the carpool group no longer wants to participate and they are in possession of a Carpool Permit, it must be returned to the Conrad Welcome Center immediately.
- Parking lot attendants will monitor the vehicle(s) parked in premium carpool spaces to ensure compliance. Vehicles not in compliance will be cited and/or towed and parking privileges may be revoked.
- Decide who will drive on which days and determine the route and schedule.
- Decide on a method of reimbursing driving expenses.
- Decide how long the driver will wait for a passenger.
- Discuss smoking, music taste, and food.
- Agree that the arrangement is for a single purpose - commuting to and from work or school.
- Drive responsibly.
- Give it a chance.