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RIDESHARK

Product description:

RideShark is a sophisticated GIS-based rideshare matching system first developed in North America and now available in the UK. Based on a Microsoft platform RideShark is one of the most user-friendly systems available. It matches for carpool partners as well as bike, walking and public transport ‘buddies’. The core application includes single trip matching, along-route matching, extensive administrative functions as well as a cost and emission calculator. Users have the ability to filter matches based on defined criteria, including distance from origin, destination, route. Routing can be modified by the user. Schedule matching included. Photo upload, SMS/Text messaging enabled.

Date current version released:

Current – dynamic upgrades weekly

Support offered:

Email, telephone, training, online

Related software:

RideShark Tracks – track how your employees are commuting. Ideal for incentive programs. Emergency Ride Home – automate your ERH initiative CarPark – a system to manage your carpool parking spaces

Other information:

Features such as dynamci upgrades and user-friendly operations, ensure operating costs are minimised. Given this, and that extensive product research and development has already been undertaken, costs are generally lower than other systems currently available in the UK.

Supplier contact details:

RideShark – North America and International, Ottawa, ON Canada

K2G 1G7

T: +44 (0)203 371 9170 (UK)

T: +011 44203 371 9170 (International)

E: infoUK@RideShark.com

www.RideShark.com

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