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In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, LIU announced a new partnership with New York State’s 511NY Rideshare network, a telephone, online, and mobile app resource that helps commuters and employers find easy and affordable alternatives to driving alone while also reducing environmental impact.
With 511NY Rideshare, LIU employees will be able to find free and convenient car-share, transit, and van-pool information. The service is open to all employees and can be accessed via MyLIU. The portal is secure and will offer users the option of searching for ridematches with other LIU employees at your campus.
In addition to ridematching, 511NY Rideshare also offers information on alternative transportation options that will save time and money, as well as access to New York State’s 511NY network for real-time travel, transit and traffic updates. Visit my.liu.edu and click “LIU Rideshare” to get started on going green today.
Posted in Sustainability, Transportation
Tagged 511NY, Alternative Transportation, Carpool, LIU Post, Ridematch, Rideshare, Sustainability, Transit, Transportation, Vanpool
By: William Achnitz III, Campus Life Coordinator, LIU Post
Representatives from the organization 511NY Rideshare will be at the LIU Post Campus on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 26th to answer your questions related to transportation services on Long Island. The events will take place in Hillwood Commons starting at 12:30pm.
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Posted in Events, Transportation
Tagged 511NYRideshare, Carpools, Commuting, LIU Post, Mass Transit, Ridematching, Ridesharing, Sustainability, Transportation, Vanpools
Car Free Day Long Island, an extension of World Car Free Day, is an international event celebrated every September in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway, or walk.
This year, LIU Post will be participating in the efforts of the 1st Annual Car Free Day Long Island by raising awareness about the resources both on and off campus that students, faculty, and staff can utilize in order to lower their carbon footprints.
Things like carpooling, mass transit, the on-campus shuttle bus, the van service to off-campus locations, and 511NYRideshare can all help lower greenhouse gas emissions, resource consumption, and traffic. Not to mention, it usually saves you a little bit of money.
We encourage all members of the LIU Post community to join in the efforts by taking the pledge to be either “car-free” or “car-lite” on Friday, September 20th.
All those who take the Car Free Day Pledge will be eligible to win great prizes!