Since the November launch of Butte College’s new carpooling service, Zimride, the college has 696 registered users with 514 posted rides with 32 average matches per post. With the ridesharing program, it’s estimated there has been a savings of over 324,742 miles, 247,058 pounds of Co2 emissions and $162,371 in vehicle operating costs.
”We are excited to offer a program that will allow our community to easily find and share rides,” said Cyrus Fountain, Butte College Sustainability Resource Center coordinator. “This new service provides a fun, easy way for our students, staff and faculty to reduce congestion and make campus commuting more efficient for everyone.”
Zimride has developed a custom rideshare solution to serve Butte College’s campus population. Zimride uses Facebook integration to create a fun way to find friends to share commutes or one-time rides. This new rideshare program helps individuals join together and reduce campus traffic, parking difficulties and provide substantial cost-savings for our 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 100+ of the nation’s leading universities and companies including Stanford, UCLA, University of Michigan, Cornell University, Wal-Mart and CIGNA.
All students, faculty and staff can access the free Butte College Zimride system at www.zimride.butte.edu. The private system requires a butte.edu email address to gain access.