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RIPTA’s COMMUTER RESOURCE RI PROGRAM LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH NURIDE

May 6, 2014

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The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced today their Commuter Resource RI (CRRI) Program has partnered with NuRide to offer rewards to Rhode Island residents for reducing their carbon footprint. 

NuRide, the nation’s largest commuter rewards program, was developed to encourage people to choose healthier and greener transportation options.  NuRide is a free service and is supported by sponsors who provide special offers to NuRide members for taking greener trips and reducing global warming, traffic congestion and energy consumption. From riding RIPTA or taking the train, to walking, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, and even telecommuting, this program offers individuals the opportunity to receive points that can be accumulated and then redeemed for retail discounts, restaurant coupons, and tickets to shows and attractions.

Through NuRide, commuters can learn how reducing single occupancy car rides can help them save money and earn points that can be redeemed for rewards from local, regional, and national restaurants, retailers, and events.  Current local sponsors include URI Boss Arena, Providence Bruins, P.F. Changs, Vanity Supper Club, Opulence Tan & Body Works, Modern Tailor, and Rock Spot Climbing.

NuRide participants earn multiple benefits to joining the program:

• Save money on transportation costs

• Travel together in a carpool or vanpool

• Cut greenhouse gas emissions

• Trim carbon footprint

• Reduce traffic congestion in the community or the worksite

• Get rewards for tracking a green trip

To participate, go to www.nuride.com/ripta and join for free. Registered users will receive 1,000 points for signing up.

This free service is made available in by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and is supported by national and local sponsors who provide special offers to NuRide members who register on the NuRide website and track their trips.

About NuRide, Inc.

NuRide was founded on the belief that individuals who share rides provide a valuable service to their community and should be rewarded for their efforts. Through the patent-pending NuRide Network®, individuals can easily arrange ridesharing trips and earn rewards for every confirmed trip they take. Members accumulate “NuRide Miles” that can be used toward a variety of rewards that are made possible through the generosity of NuRide’s sponsors. For more information, please visit www.nuride.com.

About Commuter Resource RI (CRRI)

A free program, co-sponsored by the RI Department of Transportation and funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Commuter Resource RI offers one stop shopping for your commuting needs. CRRI provides transportation information and services to Rhode Island corporations and employees in order to: reduce single occupant vehicle trips, increase high occupancy vehicle (HOV) commuting, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and maximize use of public transit. This program offers free comprehensive, customized information to individual commuters on commuting options, including carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, rail transportation, biking and walking plus route planning.  For information on CRRI services, including NuRide, passengers may call 784-9575 or visit http://www.ripta.com/commuter-resource.

If you are a business owner interested in free advertising by becoming a participating NuRide sponsor at no cost to you, please email marketing@RIPTA.com.

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