Purpool is a workplace-based social networking site that promotes ridesharing as community-building activity. Purpool was conceived in 2006 by Peter Ohring and Brooke Singer, professors in the School of Natural and Social Sciences. Development of the current version is supported by an award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Purchase College students, faculty, and staff can join for only $35 a year. Students get $35 in free driving to use your first month! Get 24/7 access to Zipcars parked right on campus! Simply reserve online, let yourself in with your Zipcard and drive. Our low hourly and daily rates always include gas and insurance.
You only need to be 18+ to join. Members age 18-20 can use a dedicated group of Zipcars that live on campus. Members age 21+ also have access to thousands of Zipcars all around the world.
It's been nearly a decade since our founders sat in a café and decided to bring the European car-sharing idea to Cambridge, Massachusetts soil. Once the wheels were in motion, it was only a matter of time before some major changes helped grow a little car-sharing company into the world's car-sharing leader. Today, thanks to cool technology, a member-driven user experience, and an amazing team of hands-on Zipcar enthusiasts, we are redefining the way this generation thinks about alternative transportation.
We are redefining the way people think about transportation. Car sharing seems like a simple enough idea, but there's a reason that Zipcar has become the leader for cars on demand—we took a simple concept to new heights. It's not just about less cars, less congestion and less pollution (though we're not complaining), it's about understanding why those things are a problem, and finding sustainable solutions. We're idea people acknowledging that this is something bigger than all of us, something that can take over the world (literally) if we're smart about it. And it's not just a theory. We have the industry's gold standard service, allowing our members 24/7 access to thousands of cars around the globe. We're working daily to take things to the next level, and we're not slowing down anytime soon.
We're not horn tooters, more like ambassadors for change. Zipcar isn't just about the concept of car sharing; it's about the people who make it a reality: a team that works hard, members who believe, and organizations that are making conscious decisions for the future. We're gonna keep doing what we're doing, looking for ways to make car sharing easier, faster, and better. We're not trying to rule the world, just trying to give regular people—young and old, business types and family types—the freedom to live life. We have a team that is dedicated, members who are loyal, and a world that is poised for change. It's lofty, but we're not stopping until a whole generation asks, "Congestion ...? You mean allergies?" Yup, we think it will go that far.
"Purchase Loop” is the name of the Purchase College Shuttle Bus Service. The system is paid for through your Mandatory Fees and is FREE to ride. Beginning service in 2002, the Purchase Loop has expanded service by 200% since then. We are dedicated to making this the best free college bus system in the country. We welcome comments, questions, and suggestion. You can email us at: email@example.com.
For too long we have driven our cars with empty seats. Zimride is a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are.
Combining social networks and our proprietary route-matching algorithm, we’ve made it easy to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. Zimride empowers you to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation. Together we can get anywhere.
It's simple! Zimriding is a fun way to get where you need to go. Connect with friends, reduce your carbon footprint and save money.
By focusing on college, university and corporate communities, we are able to build the critical mass of users necessary to sustain Zimride as a reliable form of transportation. Our approach leverages social trust and hands-on marketing efforts to deliver significant savings for schools and corporations of various sizes and commute profiles.
We embrace ridesharing as a social activity and Facebook provides a rich social context to connect and establish trust. Zimriders can view profiles for common networks, interests and friends before deciding to share a ride. The Zimride community has also greatly benefited from a recent Facebook (fbFund) grant, recognizing Zimride’s useful and innovative integration with their platform.