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Ridematching Software

The following list provides links to various types of ridematching systems.  The brief descriptions were provided by each vendor. Please see DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT and DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY.

AlterNetRides.com
An innovative rideshare solution that works nationwide but also can be tailored for a community. Appropriate agencies (i.e., TMA’s) can be set up as a “Sponsor” and, in turn, they set up the destinations for the community they support. Completely automated, a person can become a member, set up a ride and be viewing others wanting to rideshare in just minutes. Sponsors have access to the metrics of how many people are signing up, how many matches, etc. Sponsors can involve more of the community by creating customized “Welcome” pages for specific locations that can display that organization’s banner. Plus additional “Sponsor ID”s can be set up to let the transportation specialists of organizations check the metrics of their location. (10/30/03)

Carpoolworld.com
Carpoolworld.com uses the commuter’s precise latitude and longitude coordinates, easily available and free, to find the best matches for their trip among the other commuters in the database, based on exactly how close together they live and exactly how close together they work. The system works efficiently everywhere on Earth. Originally launched in November 2000, and already having several hundred users, the new version of carpoolworld.com, put online in July 2001, has a clean new look and includes several significant new features. The system now tells the commuter whether he or the other commuter should be the driver, has improved latitude and longitude look up functions, offers an inexpensive partnership program for other website operators, and even provides a PC version of its trip matching software as a shareware download. The system also includes features to maximize the user’s privacy and minimize potential abuse. (added to this website 7/16/01)

Carpool.ca
This secure ridematching and rideshare management program is available via the internet. Matches are based on user defined proximity, a variety of personal preferences, and time of commute. This self-serve system has various levels of security, limiting individual access to personal rideshare information while providing rideshare program administrators broader access. The program includes a built in CO2 savings calculator. Rideshare program administrators can add custom fields, contact users via e-mail, manage pool groups and access a variety of reports. To ensure active membership, the system generates monthly reminders to participants. (added to this website 07/06/01)

Comovee
This integrated enterprise ridesharing solution allows companies, authorities and organizations to encourage and foster carpooling among employees. As a market-leading provider of carpooling software, Comovee provides state-of-the-art ridematching technology for both business trips as well as commutes to and from work. As a web-based platform, Comovee works across all platforms, integrates seamlessly into existing corporate infrastructure and deploys as a fully customizable white-label software. (added to this website on 6/24/13)

eCommuter eCommuter is an employer-based program designed to encourage commuters to find a “greener” way to commute like carpooling, vanpooling, taking public transportation, walking, bicycling, or telecommuting. eCommuter is brought to you by TransAction Associates, Inc. TransAction Associates works with employers across the country to help them establish custom commuter programs that can assist them in recruiting and retaining employees and reducing the employees cost of commuting. (added 1/27/16)

eRideShare.com
A free service for connecting commuters, or travelers going the same way. It’s a good way to commute or travel inexpensively, and maybe even make a few friends, while reducing pollution, traffic, and dependence on oil. According to Yahoo and Google, eRideShare.com is the top national ridesharing site, and it was rated “Best of the Net” by About.com.

EZ-RIDE
A user-friendly transportation program designed by the Marketing Institute at Florida State University College of Business for use by commuter assistance programs. The primary function of the program is to provide commuters with information regarding pools. Creates and tracks successful pool formation. Demographic information about the pool can be stored in the database and accessed by the user. Provides the ability to create maps, reports, and statistical information regarding applicants as well as their employers. Another important feature of the system is its Guaranteed Ride Home Program compatibility.

iCarpool
iCarpool (www.iCarpool.com) is a Seattle, WA based company which provides online and custom branded hosted solutions for comprehensive commuter choice programs for employers and regional public agencies. iCarpool’s ride matching application provides user friendly, self service usage complete with interactive maps, privacy protection, high precision trip matching and support for all trip types such as daily commute, one time trips or real time (dynamic carpool) trips. The application also supports – multiple modes such as carpool, vanpool, bike, walk and transit, integrated GIS data such as park-and-ride lots, bike routes, multi modal trip calendar and integrated incentives provided by either employers or regional public agencies / TMAs / TMOs. iCarpool also provides administration capabilities at the employer level and the regional agency / TMA / TMO level to manage the program, provide and manage incentives such as GRH, Vanpool Financial Stipend, Carpool Permit or custom incentives. The administration applications provide tracking and reporting of emission savings, monetary savings, trip reduction details and powerful reporting tools. iCarpool also provides first-of-a-kind ability to extend program outreach and interest of regional programs through innovative high tech applications such as social networking and mobile phones.(added to this website 7/08/08)

NuRide
NuRide is the nation’s first incentive-based ride network that rewards people every time they share a ride. Through the NuRide Network®, individuals can easily arrange individual ridesharing trips for work or pleasure and earn rewards for every confirmed trip they take. Unlike a traditional carpool, NuRide is flexible and casual with users being able to share a single ride without any ongoing commitments. Participants earn “NuRide Miles”, our exclusive reward points that can be redeemed for gift cards, gift certificates and other rewards from corporate sponsors.  (added to this website 1/10/07)

RideAmigos
Changing the behavior of commuters requires them to think differently about what a commute is, and how they are spending their time. Amongst other factors, individuals generally think about about what their peers are doing in relation to themselves, about flexibility in their schedule, and about saving money. Therefor, RideAmigos leverages both cooperation and competition, between and within sectors, easily reaching critical mass and self-propagating awareness. We leverage all possibilities, of what are normally, individually functioning organizations, and provide a full suite of components with hierarchical administration. Stand-alone components are also, always available. RideAmigos offers one trip planner with transit, ride/car share, vanpool, and walk/bike options. They also allow modal comparisons: time, distance, environmental, health impact, and custom data points. System suggests commute optimizations and could link to live traffic feeds and alerts. RideAmgios available features include automated trip tracking, commute calendars, history, and detailed reporting. Re-envisions how we commute with “gamifcation,” leaderboards, and virtual “badges” for incentivize use of various modes. (added to this website 7/11/13)

Ridesharing Management System 
Alternative transportation programs, including ridesharing, substantially reduce traffic congestion, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and can save millions of dollars in commuting and parking costs. However, matching thousands, even tens of thousands, of travelers with rides, keeping information up to date and generating the many required reports are challenging, time-consuming tasks. Whether you manage ridesharing for one office or an entire region, TripSpark’s ridesharing management software offers easy-to-use web-based software that manages and delivers ridesharing and other alternative commuting services.

RideshareOnline.com
This Seattle-based online ridematching system is simple. After typing in their email address and choosing a password, users enter their work location and the starting point of their commute – either a home address or a nearby intersection. To preserve privacy, home addresses are not displayed publicly. They enter their weekly work schedule and any daily variations. By return email they receive a confirmation code to complete their registration. They can instantly see a list of rideshare matches to whom they may email a rideshare request. (added to this website 03/19/01)

RideShark
RideShark www.RideShark.comis a low-cost online map-based rideshare solution that enables registrants to find rideshare partners based on customized search criteria.  It is the only system to offer true route matching.  Banking grade security ensures data protection and user privacy.    The RideShark product group includes ridematching  based on a regional , TMA or secure cluster or  private organization.  RideShark includes modules for matching for carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking and transit, a ERH module, RideShark Tracks for commuter incentive programs and RideShark Business Travel matching.   RideShark is multi-language enabled and has a comprehensive multi-tier administrative portal.   RideShark utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) technology from Microsoft MapPoint, and developed by a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

TwoGo by SAP
TwoGo by SAP is a consumer-grade, mobile and cloud-delivered ride sharing service for enterprises that was designed and tested as a solution for companies to support the ride sharing of employees as they travel to work. Unlike other solutions, TwoGo by SAP works from within your corporate Outlook or Blackberry calendar, native mobile clients (iPhone and Android) and allows for the flexible analysis of anonymized usage data. (added to this website 5/14/13)

Zimride
Zimride provides well-designed rideshare systems that help build trust and a critical mass of users.  Combining Google Maps, optional social network integration and a proprietary ride-matching algorithm Zimride is enabling partner universities and corporations to offer their community a reliable transportation option.  Zimride is now working with 20+ universities and corporations. (added 1/21/09)


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