INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Find a match, share a ‘Greenride’ to campus
Binghamton University faculty, staff and students have yet another option for getting to and from campus in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way with the campus launch of Broome-Tioga Greenride.
Sponsored by the Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS), Greenride provides a simple way for individuals to find carpool partners.
“We want to be able to give the public as many transportation options as possible, looking at alternatives to the single-occupancy vehicle,” said Scott Reigle, BMTS senior transportation planner. “We look at bicycles, pedestrian traffic, public transportation, buses — and now we have this opportunity to get into ride sharing, to offer a resource for area residents to try to link up with others for their travel needs.”
To participate in the free, Internet-based rideshare matching service, University employees and students can go online at www.broometioga.greenride.com/en-US/, create an account and begin a search for potential carpool matches. Participants will be provided a list of potential matches with accompanying maps to identify driving routes, but all personal information except first name and last initial remains hidden. If a participant finds a potential match, he or she sends an e-mail via the site and arranges to meet in a public place to discuss carpooling.
Reigle emphasized that this is a free service, as well as an opportunity to have a good impact on the environment while reaping a personal, financial benefit.
“Ultimately, we would like to see if many of the single-occupancy vehicles could be transitioned over to car pooling or other modes of transportation,” he said.