SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 –
University of San Francisco (USF) announced today the availability of the new
Zimride rideshare system. The Zimride
platform connects USF community members through an easy to use private network
that will reduce campus traffic, parking difficulties and provide substantial
cost-savings for the community.
“We are excited to offer a program that will allow our community to
easily find and share rides,” said
Nicole Beamer Cortez, Operations
Manager of USF Public Safety. Upon explaining the benefits of the partnership,
Beamer Cortez remarked, “Zimride takes the guess work out of getting to and
from campus. Faculty, staff and students are now part of collaborative effort
to reduce traffic congestion and car emissions, while cutting down their
vehicle operation costs at the same time.”
has developed a custom rideshare solution to serve USF’s campus population.
Through Zimride’s web-based interface, faculty, staff and students will be able
to find others with similar commuting patterns or one-time rides. As a social network platform with optional
Facebook integration, Zimride allows users to develop trust and encourages
feedback among users.
provides a convenient way for people to rideshare whether or not they have
vehicle. The web-based interface can also be used for people wanting bike to
today, all USF students, faculty and staff can access the USF Zimride system
for free at http://zimride.usfca.edu/
to the Environmental Protection Agency, driving personal vehicles contributes
20% of overall C02 emissions. This
partnership marks a significant step in improving campus sustainability
practices. Furthermore, ridesharing on your daily commute or on longer one-time
trips will substantially reduce the costs of travel for our community.
is the largest dedicated carpool technology company in North America with over
300,000 users and has created carpool communities for over 40 of the nation’s
most established universities. Through its website, Zimride combines social
networks and a proprietary route-matching algorithm to make it easy for users
to share seats or find a ride. Zimriders
can view others’ profiles for common networks, interests and friends before
deciding to share a ride.
more information on Zimride, visit www.zimride.com
John Zimmer, Founder & COO, Zimride, 203.912.9600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne-Marie Devine, USF
Media Relations, 415.422.2697 or email@example.com