Carpool to Campus
TAPS offers a carpooling incentive. Twenty vehicles per day that are traveling with three or more occupants will receive a free garage or paid lot day pass by stopping at the Information Booth. The vehicle must have a valid parking permit and all individuals in the vehicle must show their University ID.
Binghamton University is now a trusted partner of Zimride by Enterprise, a secure ridesharing platform. Zimride is a unique way to rideshare, using social networks to connect you with those in the Binghamton University community and trusted partners within the Finger Lakes Rideshare, Cornell University and Ithaca College. Sign up and set up your profile today! You will then be able to easily post a ride and find your matches.
Ridesharing is another alternative transportation option that the campus community can utilize through their applications. It's important to keep these safety tips in mind when using these services.
Confirm the driver and the car
When your car arrives, confirm that the driver and license plate match with the information given through the application.
Check the driver's rating
Most ridesharing applications allow prior customers to rate their driver's service. Be sure to check out your driver's rating before selecting them.
Avoid riding in the front seat
By sitting in the back seat of your vehicle, you can easily exit on either side based on oncoming traffic.
Travel in groups when possible
There is often safety in numbers. Try traveling with at least one other person when possible or use the carpooling function on certain applications.
Never give cash
Most ridesharing applications automatically charge rides to the rider's credit card so no cash is exchanged. If you are asked to pay cash, this may be a red flag.
Share your trip details with a friend
If a ridesharing application gives you the ability to share your location, it is suggested you do so.
Give feedback on your trip via the application
By offering feedback on your trip, ridesharing services can continue to improve their service and their drivers' service.