News

RideShare Week is October 19-23, 2015 – Pledge to Share the Ride for a Chance to Win

rideshare(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – October 14, 2015) RideShare Week is October 19-23. It’s nice to share! Pledge to share the ride during RideShare Week and you are eligible to win great prizes!

To take the RideShare Pledge, visit www.rideshareinfo.org and pledge to share the ride at least one day between October 19th and 23rd.  Sharing the ride includes carpooling or ANY alternative to driving alone, like transit, biking, walking or even working from home. If you want to carpool but don’t know how to get started, RideShare can help. Just click “Sign up for a carpool!” on the website for online carpool matching.

Prize list includes:

  • Fuel for your carpool: $25 gas cards
  • Fuel for you: Dunkin Donuts office party
  • Fuel for your wallet: Visa gift card!
  • UVA football tickets

By taking the RideShare Pledge, you could start a good habit that will pay you back all year long. Typically, carpooling will save hundreds of dollars a year in commuting expenses, including gas, oil changes, tires, repairs, and parking fees. Additionally, fewer cars on the road mean cleaner air, less congestion and less noise. We all benefit from a healthier, more pleasant environment.

To kickoff RideShare Week, we will be at the Waynesboro Park & Ride lot on Monday, October 19th from 7:00-9:00 AM with Hitkicker 99.7 to thank commuters for sharing the ride.  That morning, we will have Dunkin Donuts and coffee available, as well as the chance to win Virginia Tech football tickets.

About RideShare: RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley. We offer free carpool and SchoolPool matching, vanpool coordination and a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and we market the region’s Park and Ride lots.

Our Mission

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.