Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-T2-32: Carpool/Vanpool Matching

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Rebecca Balkin
Administrative Coordinator
Office of Work/Life
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Does the institution participate in a carpool/vanpool matching program?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

Columbia’s Office of Work/Life has an electronic car pool bulletin board, which faculty, staff, and students can use to arrange carpools amongst themselves. The Work/Life Bulletin Board is a forum to facilitate the exchange of information among the Columbia University community. Students, faculty, and staff can post on the carpooling forum in order to form or join a carpool. It is suggested that faculty, staff, or students include their starting location, possible hours and days of travel to and from Columbia, and whether they are a driver, rider, either, both, etc.
There is also a Commuter Lounge Bulletin Board in the basement of Main Hall at Teachers College. At CUMC, the Office of the Deputy Vice President for Space and Facilities Planning connects and networks carpooling information. At LDEO, the Personnel Office administers carpool networking.

Students created a web service called Carsplit to organize and connect small groups of students who are traveling to the airport or train station at the same time, so they can share taxi cabs. This service plays a crucial role in saving time, money, and CO2 emissions, especially during winter and spring breaks.

Work/Life Carpool Bulletin Board: http://worklife.columbia.edu/forum
Car Split: http://www.carsplit.com/


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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