Single trip matching can be used for events, or more commonly for local business
trips. Single trip matching offers the ability for users to post their trip
information, including origin, destination and departure time. Registration is
similar to carpool registration, but the instant posting allows registrants to
enter common names for their destination (e.g. City Hall, etc).
Registrants are able to view posting of people looking to share a ride, postings
which expire when the departure time has passed. The RideShark Single Trip
Matching provides organizations with the ability to encourage ridesharing for
local business travel and provides an online mechanism to find compatible
matches. People are able to offer to drive, be a passenger or share a taxi.
Single trip matching for local business travel purposes significantly reduces
local business travel costs to a corporation as people can share a taxi or
driving and parking costs. It also provides a tangible demonstration of
corporate environmental responsibility associated with the environmental,
community and economic costs of local business travel.
SMS Text Messaging
Building on the Instant Posting, SMS Text Messaging offers registrants the
ability to source potential matches over their cell phone. It assists people in
their return trip from their local business meeting and provides instant data on
who’s looking for rides.
SMS text messaging also serves to build on the high expectations of
the technically competent registrants that exist in today’s world.