UAA LAUNCHES SOCIAL NETWORK FOR RIDESHARING
Partnership with Zimride will create a secure platform to enhance campus mobility.
[Anchorage, AK] 4/5/2011 – University of Alaska Anchorage 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.
Zimride has developed a custom rideshare solution to serve UAA's 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 University students, faculty and staff can access the free UAA Zimride network at http://zimride.uaa.alaska.edu. The private system requires a UAA email address 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.
Zimride is the largest online social rideshare community in North America with over 350,000 users. Zimride has implemented private rideshare communities for over 75 of the nation's leading universities and companies including Stanford, UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Jet Blue and CIGNA.
Zimride embraces ridesharing as a social activity and integrates with Facebook and Twitter to make it fun and easy for users to share the seats in their car or find a ride. On Zimride, participants create profiles that show their favorite in-car music, radio stations and even smoking preferences to ensure an enjoyable ride.
Zimride's site, http://www.zimride.com, empowers individuals to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation.
Zimride PRESS CONTACT:
Glenna Muncy, Director of UAA Parking Services, (907) 786-1101
John Zimmer, Founder & COO, email@example.com, (203) 912-9600