ST. BONAVENTUREUNIVERSIT Y CARPOOLINGSERVICEPRESENTED BY: SINEAD COLEMAN AND BRYAN JACKSON
BONA’S CARPOOL NETWORKFounded in 2009with about ~ 400 usersVery active during breaksStudents very receptive Positive feedback by users: Featured on SBU-TV, BV “I ts nice to h ave s o m e o n e ri d e b ac k w i th yo u ," "I fe e l m e com or t abl e s to p p i n g alo n g th e w ay or f i f I m trave li n g w i th s o m e o n e . I fe e l s afe r. P lu s , i ts alw ays h e lp fu l to h ave s o m e o n e c h i p i n fo r g as ." "I just figured if anyone really wanted a ride, I could help them out, being alone in the car for six hours can be exhausting and lonely. I would have no problem giving someone a ride back if they really wanted it or needed it."
WHAT IS IT?Social-network based rideshare communitywith route matching technology•Ride sharing is a social activity built on trust of a network•Finding rides – simple, flexible search • Organized by date, frequency and ride type•Now used by 100+ universities across the country including Cornell, UCLA etc.
SECURITY ADVANTAGESUses strict Bonaventure network only for accessFacebook – identification of ridersUses cross streets for destinationReview of rides – rating system “1 star. This kid stank of ranch dressing.” “4 stars! Arrived on time, good music and dropped me off at a good halfway point”
COST3 year contract The Zimride service•One-time $2,500 installation fee package includes•$10,000/year •Software service• * Discounted price ($7,500/year) until March •Marketing •Data collectionBreakdown: •Troubleshooting$3 or less per student
OVERVIEW – WHY ZIMRIDE?Zimride is a low-cost,high impact alternative to:• Parking space construction - $4,000 per space• Building, operating and marketing your own web 2.0 solution - $100,000 +• Buses, airfare, trains and individual car commutes – at least 4 times more per commuter• Students, faculty and staff can all use this service• Free up parking spaces• Potential indirect revenue
E T IM FOR OU Any questions, Y NK concerns orTHA comments?
OTHER UNIVERSITIESCornell Case:Ithaca College ElonElon University Started in summer 2010 Sustainability Department Best for one time trips Works best with students Very efficient Funding is permanent part of budget Part of Sustainability Training of Orientation leaders
HOW DOES IT WORK?a. Begin by logging in with network accountb. Create user profile with contact info (FB, phone # etc.), personal preferences and vehicle informationc. Offer or request rides (daily commutes or one-time rides)d. Searche. Message potentialsf. Get notifications of relevant matches