In an effort to reduce traffic on its Gainesville campus, the University of Florida has introduced a web-based ride-sharing program called GreenRide. The system enables users to find riding partners who live near them and have similar class schedules, destinations and transportation preferences. It also helps users find park-and-ride lots, and bus, rail and bicycle routes.
Initially, the program is available for faculty and staff, but if it catches on, it could be extended to students. John Gartner, a consultant, says that in its first four months of operations, GreenRide had 191 university employees sign up.
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