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Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

IUSA rideshare community hits 2,000 active users

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Student Association announced today (Jan. 12) that its Zimride Community, a private network for ridesharing, now exceeds 2,000 active users.

Launched in April 2010, Zimride (http://www.zimride.com/iub) provides IU Bloomington students, staff and faculty an easy way to find and share rides with one another.

This alternative to riding alone is a fun, easy and sustainable solution that now demonstrates how working together can create a new form of transportation. Zimride is the "green" way to travel. By sharing the ride, you not only save money but you reduce pollution. IU Bloomington Zimriders have reduced vehicle miles travelled by tens of thousands of miles, reducing fuel consumption by thousands of gallons of gasoline which means less emission of CO2, VOCs, NOx, CO, and particulate matter. All this makes Bloomington a better place to live, work, and study.

"People who live as far away as Indianapolis are finding carpool partners because of Zimride," says Devon Thomas, transportation officer for the Indiana University Student Association. "Lots of people are finding commutes, and we expect students to find rides for one-time trips to basketball games, the airport, or home for the weekend. It is also a great way to find a trip home or anywhere else for spring break. As we near the end of the first full year of Zimride, we hope to see at least 3,000 registered users and would like to match tens of thousands of individual rides"

To sign up to join the IUSA Zimride community, see http://www.zimride.com/iub.