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ERIDESHARE.COM CREATES "BAY AREA CARPOOL CENTER" TO HELP STRANDED COMMUTERS GET TO WORK
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2013. The recent BART strike left thousands stranded throughout the Bay Area. But some who would otherwise need to drive to work, further burdening the road system, found other means. During the recent strike, eRideShare.com saw a strong increase in Bay Area membership and connections. To facilitate matching for another BART strike, eRideShare.com has created a dedicated "Bay Area Carpool Center" for commuters to connect with more than 800 Bay Area eRideShare members looking for temporary or regular carpools to work. Visit http://erideshare.com/bay to find matches and connect.
eRideShare.com has been the national leader in getting people to work since 1999. The service is not a new taxi service like Lyft, Uber, or Sidecar. eRideShare is an honest-to-goodness ridesharing service, taking transportation seriously every day.
eRideShare.com's popularity and longevity is not based on gimmicks. The site provides a simple interface for people to connect with others looking for or offering rides, and as a result has built a large user community, making it easy to connect.
Founded in 1999, eRideShare.com is a free service providing commuting and travel opportunities for a member community of 240,000. Based in Edwardsville, IL and New York, NY, eRideShare's customers include corporations and universities as well as the general public. eRideShare will soon release an innovative mobile app for iPhone and Android. Steven Schoeffler, founder and CEO, is a recognized expert in modern ridesharing, now in his 14th year as an industry pioneer at the helm of eRideShare.com.
For more information, please visit eRideShare.com, or call 618-530-4842.
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Commuters Rediscover Carpools
Higher Gas Prices Lead to Sustained Increase in Carpooling
Edwardsville, IL, May 2, 2008 - eRideShare.com, the leading carpool and ridesharing website, reports interest in carpools has reached levels not seen since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With the recent surge in gasoline prices to new record levels, commuters and travelers are increasingly looking to ridesharing to quickly slash the cost of transportation.
Traffic and new listings on eRideShare.com have risen sharply since February, averaging more than 1600 unique visitors per day in the last 10 days of April, an increase of about 130%. While the increase in interest after Katrina proved to be of brief duration, mostly subsiding after 6 weeks, this movement has continued to strengthen for eight weeks to date.
"The price at the pump is inflicting considerable pain on commuters," said Executive Director Steven Schoeffler. "They also realize that vehicle exhaust contributes, via global warming, to extinctions, drought, and rising oceans, and that their oil dollars are going directly or indirectly to countries that we are in conflict with. It adds up to a compelling argument for carpooling, and people are responding."
ABOUT ERIDESHARE.COM - eRideShare.com, founded in 1999, is the leading carpool/ridesharing website, according to Yahoo and Google. It has been recognized as "Best of the Net" by About.com, and was featured in Al Gore's book An Inconvenient Truth as a way to Take Action. The site has over 17,000 fresh commuter, travel, and local rideshare listings throughout the US and Canada. Find carpool listings for your area at
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Gas Prices Drive Dramatic Increase in Carpooling
eRideShare.com Listings Up Sixfold Since July
Edwardsville, IL, September 7, 2005 - eRideShare.com, the leading carpool and ridesharing website, has reported sustained higher levels of carpooling due to the increase in gasoline prices. Interest had substantially increased even before Hurricane Katrina, but in its wake average daily new commuter listings were at about six times pre-August levels, with a record of 265 carpool listings in a single day, eclipsing the pre-August record of 34.
Gasoline prices have been climbing steadily, but until now carpooling interest has been relatively constant. However, with average gasoline prices over $3/gallon, part of the public is feeling enough pain at the pump to reduce their gas expenses by changing their driving habits.
"People are realizing that they can save thousands of dollars a year by carpooling," said Executive Director Steven Schoeffler. "At the same time, they know that they're helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sharing the ride."
ABOUT ERIDESHARE.COM - eRideShare.com, founded in 1999, is the leading carpool/ridesharing website, according to Yahoo and Google, and has been recognized as "Best of the Net" by About.com. The site currently has over 15,000 commuter, travel, and local rideshare listings. Find carpool listings for your area at
www.eRideShare.com/carpool.php?zip=yourzipcode (replace yourzipcode with the zip for your commute destination).