SUNY Geneseo Rideshare

What is a rideshare?

A rideshare is a group of community members willing to give other community members rides to and from a specific destination.  Many people are able to find rideshare partners just by verbal communication, but there is now a Facebook group specific to our community on Geneseo Ride Board to enhance your rideshare options. 

What are the benefits of ridesharing?

  • Save money on gas by sharing the cost with your rideshare partner/s
  • Save wear and tear on vehicles
  • Make new friends
  • Reduce traffic
  • Reduce pollution and greenhouse gases
  • Reduce dependency on foreign

Tips for a successful rideshare

Rules to establish before beginning a rideshare:

  • Compensation for driving - how much gas money will you expect/when is it required to pay
  • Driving schedule if both people will share the driving responsibility
  • Designated pick up point
  • Smoking/non-smoking rules
  • Eating/drinking rules
  • Unscheduled stops
  • Alternate drivers in case of emergency/illness
  • How long to wait for someone that is late
  • Emergency contact information

Rideshare safety:

  • You should meet potential rideshare members in a public place to discuss specifics before beginning a rideshare
  • Increase confidence in your travel partner by confirming phone numbers, exchanging photo ID's such as driver's licenses, asking for references, or reviewing thier Facebook or LinkedIn profiles
  • Exchange emergency contact numbers
  • Exchange important medical information