Partnership with Zimride will create a secure platform to enhance campus mobility.
Blue Ridge Community College announced today they’ve partnered with Zimride to launch a social network for ridesharing. The Zimride platform uses Facebook integration to create a fun way to find friends to share commutes or one-time rides. This private network empowers individuals to join together and reduce campus traffic, parking difficulties and provide substantial cost-savings for our community.“We are thrilled to join other Virginia colleges and universities in bringing Zimride to Blue Ridge,” said Dr. Robert Baldygo, BRCC’s Vice President of Finance and Administration. “Zimride’s solution is appealing to our students, faculty and staff, which will enable us to reduce congestion and make campus commuting and road trips more efficient for everyone.”
Zimride has developed a custom rideshare solution to serve the BRCC campus population. Through Zimride’s web-based interface, faculty, staff and students can find others with similar commuting patterns or one-time rides. As a social network platform with optional Facebook integration, Zimride is fun to use and helps establish trust among users. Just like with Facebook, Zimriders can view profiles for common networks, interests and friends before deciding to share a ride. This new transportation alternative is a fun, easy and sustainable way for everyone to collectively make a difference.
Starting today, all BRCC students, faculty and staff can access the free Zimride network at http://zimride.brcc.edu/. The private system requires a BRCC or VCCS email to gain access.
This partnership marks a significant step in improving campus sustainability practices. Furthermore, ridesharing on daily commutes or on longer, one-time trips will substantially reduce the costs of travel for the community