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GreenRide

GreenRide is a free online matching service that promotes the use of alternative transportation within the UAMS community. By encouraging our staff to leave their cars at home, we help preserve air quality, decrease traffic congestion, conserve fuel, and promote better health; all while decreasing parking demand on the UAMS Campus.

GreenRide assists you in locating others interested in carpooling who have similar work schedules and who live in the same area. It’s fast, friendly, and offers anonymity until you decide to set up the actual carpool arrangements. Participants can use UAMS e-mail or, for even more privacy, use a Yahoo or Hotmail account. 

    What are the benefits?
  • Shared gas expense
  • Reduce mileage and maintenance on vehicle
  • Reduce stress during commute
  • Reduce traffic
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Improve air quality
  • Provide environment to meet new friends
  • Accommodate more UAMS employees

Logon to GreenRide today to locate a carpool partner.



10 Helpful Tips for Carpooling

1. At the very beginning of the carpool certain issues should be discussed and decisions made. Issues that should be settled immediately include members’ feelings about the radio, conversation, smoking habits’, reading, and eating.

2. Determine your route and schedule. Establish the morning pickup point(s) and designate a place(s) to meet for the trip home.

3. When sharing driving duties, rotate daily, weekly, or monthly, but develop a firm, regular schedule.

4. If needed, agree in advance on reimbursement for driving expenses, and then set regular payment schedules.

5. Make a “clean car” policy and stick to it. The car that carries you to and from work should be clean, safe, comfortable, and regularly serviced.

6. Be Punctual! This applies to both drivers and riders. Wait a predetermined amount for each passenger and then drive on. Don’t honk for your passengers. Honking is not good for the neighbors, especially early in the morning.

7. Establish a chain of communication. If a driver is ill, or will not be going to work one day, an alternate driver should be notified to ensure that other members of the carpool will have a ride. If a member is ill or will not be working, the driver must be contacted as soon as possible.

8. Drive safely. Speeding, taking chances or just plain negligence should never be tolerated.

9. Discuss your carpool plans with your insurance agent. Liability coverage is usually adequate but make sure of it. Many companies offer reduced rates for carpoolers.

10. Practice good personal hygiene and be willing to modify your personal habits.

 

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