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    Commuter Rideshare

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    The Human Resources Department and the Office of Energy and Sustainability have partnered to provide you information about 511NY Rideshare program. The 511NY Rideshare program is sponsored by the New York Department of Transportation to provide program participants free commuter and traveler information.

    511NY Rideshare works with you to make ridesharing an easy, affordable, flexible and appealing alternative to driving alone. To accomplish this, 511NY provides free traveler services including ridematching for carpools and vanpools, commuter benefits services, and resources for transit, bicycling, walking, teleworking and other options.

    We encourage you to take advantage of this service to receive free assistance with your commute, reduce your transportation costs and improve the environment.  As a program participant, you will receive a free customized public transit route, which includes the needed transit maps for your commute, a free ridematching report and analysis for vanpool eligibility. Your information is not distributed to any other organization nor are you obligated to participate in any of 511NY ridematching services.

     

    511 NY Rideshare program is offered strictly as a convenience and service to commuters seeking ridematching services. It is provided based on the agreement that users of 511 NY Rideshare accept full personal responsibility for any ride he or she may accept or offer through this service. Due to potential personal risks when accepting or offering rides, all potential 511 NY Rideshare users should exercise caution and discretion, and generally take whatever steps he or she deems necessary to ensure one's personal safety. Yeshiva University accepts no responsibility for the 511 NY Rideshare program, including the actions of any individuals using the 511 NY Rideshare program.


  • What Is 511NY Rideshare?

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    511NY Rideshare is sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation to help commuters find and use easy, cost-effective and reliable alternatives. 

    With an easy way to find trip-planning resources, traffic conditions, weather updates and alternative transportation information, 511 NY helps you control your travel so you can travel smarter, save time and reduce stress.  

    The system helps all travelers, even those who don't use the service.  When you and others use 511 NY to avoid a traffic jam, highway incident or other congestion, you reduce the traffic load at the problem location.  Emergency responders can reach the scene more easily and drivers who are stuck in congestion caused by an accident can get out faster. 

    By making it simple for you to learn about and to start using alternative transportation options –such as carpools, vanpools, ride-sharing, buses, trains, ferries, bicycling and more; 511 NY can help to reduce overall traffic congestion, air pollution and energy use. 

    511 NY is groundbreaking in bringing together a multitude of transportation information available in New York State in one easy-to-use portal. With 511 NY, you no longer need many individual phone numbers and Web sites. 

    For additional information about 511NY Rideshare Commuter Services please go to http://www.511nyrideshare.org.

    What Does 511NY Rideshare Offer?

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    511NY Rideshare can help you develop a comprehensive commuter plan customized to your commuting needs or simply provide information about commute and travel options.

    Available Commuter Services

    • Carpool Matching: Link with employees that live and work nearby for a flexible arrangement to ride together.
    • Vanpool Formation: Comprehensive services in arranging a vanpool.
    • Guaranteed Ride: Employees participating in the program have a guaranteed ride in the event of an emergency or cannot travel with their car or van pool (certain restrictions apply and benefit depends on location).
    • Transit Routes: Personalized route to work considering all available services (i.e. train, bus, ferry); maps included. An alternate transit route is provided for those currently using transit.


    Transportation Days
    We will have a representative of 511NY Rideshare available on each of the campuses to talk about their services and how they can help you develop a plan that suites your commuting needs. Transportation days are scheduled as follows:

    • Beren Campus: Thursday, January 23 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Lobby at 215 Lexington Avenue
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Tuesday, January 28 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Forchheimer Lobby
    • Wilf Campus: Wednesday, January 29 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Sky Cafe - Belfer Hall, 12th Floor
    • Cardozo School of Law: Thursday, January 30 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Lobby at 55th Fifth Avenue

    How Does the Program Work?

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    511NY Rideshare will gather information about your commute based on the data you enter in the Commuter Registration Form.  511NY Rideshare will then use this information to make the best possible match to car pool and van pool groups. Once you are a participant in the program, you are eligible to receive customized transit routes, ride matching, construction and traffic updates including emergency transportation at no-cost.  

    To get started, please complete a brief Commuter Registration Form. Once you complete the form, you will receive information from 511NY Rideshare. To access the Commuter Registration Form, please click on the minus button to minimize this page then click on the tab labeled Commuter Registration Form.

    511NY PRIVACY POLICY
    Thank you for using the services of the New York State Department of Transportation’s 511NY travel information service. 511NY, including those websites, telephone or mobile based applications and services that are part of the program, is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to access timely information about traffic and travel conditions in New York State. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) recognizes that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they use 511NY. 


    NYSDOT does not collect personal information about you or your browsing or calling session with 511NY. Because this privacy policy applies only to 511NY, you should examine the privacy policy of any website, service, or application, including those of other state agencies, that you access using 511NY.

    Commuter Registration Form

    The first step will be to complete the 511NY Rideshare registration form.  By completing this form, 511NY Rideshare will be able to use the information provided to generate match lists of potential carpool partners. Once you have registered with the program, they will provide a free customized public transit route, which includes the needed transit maps for your commute, a free ride matching report and analysis for carpool/vanpool eligibility.

    If you would like to Carpool or Vanpool with a member of the same gender, please indicate the gender on the Commuter Registration Form.  511NY Rideshare can not guarantee a match with a member of the same gender.

    Please note, that the service does not distribute your information to any other organization nor are you obligated to participate in any of their ride matching services.

     

    511 NY Rideshare program is offered strictly as a convenience and service to commuters seeking ridematching services. It is provided based on the agreement that users of 511 NY Rideshare accept full personal responsibility for any ride he or she may accept or offer through this service. Due to potential personal risks when accepting or offering rides, all potential 511 NY Rideshare users should exercise caution and discretion, and generally take whatever steps he or she deems necessary to ensure one's personal safety. Yeshiva University accepts no responsibility for the 511 NY Rideshare program, including the actions of any individuals using the 511 NY Rideshare program.

    Who to Contact

    To learn more about 511NY Rideshare Commuter Services, please visit their website at 511NY Rideshare.org or dial 511 and say “Rideshare”.  511NY Rideshare is sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation to provide free commuter and traveler information.

    For information about future Transportation Days, please contact Andrea Moore at amoore@yu.edu or at 718-430-8978.

     

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