The Rideshare Database was developed to help interested members of the Boston University Community coordinate with like-minded colleagues to carpool with. The Rideshare Database requires your B.U. Username and Kerberos Password in order to log into the system. To compete in the Rideshare Program you must complete the “Submit Entry Form.” A description and link to each page are outlined below.
When filling out the Entry Form you will be prompted to enter some basic information such as city, state, zip code, e-mail address, and answer some questions pertaining to your work schedule and driving/riding preferences.
Matches/Modify Your Search Page:
The Matches/Modify Search Page asks questions that will help distill the database to find a suitable match. Upon submission of the form, your information will be added to the Rideshare Database and a results page will appear. The criteria in which your matches will be based on include:
- The First Five Digits of Your Zip Code
- Gender Preference (if specified)
- Smoking Preference (if specified)
- Driving Preference
- Work Schedule (Work Days, Departure times, Return times)
Fields that are displayed when a match is found include: Name, Work Schedule (days, departure times, return times), Affiliation to the University (Faculty, Staff, Student), City, Email, Gender, Smoking Preference, and Driving/Riding preference of your matches. To help protect privacy, email is the only method of contact.
Public Search Page:
The Public Search Page allows you to search for matches in the database without having to submit your personal information. After filling out your search criteria, you will be delivered to the “Matches/Modify Your Search” page.
The Boston University Medical Campus also has a RideMatch program and a carpooling initiative.
An additional option includes the state organized MassRIDES Program, organized under the auspices of Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation.
Parking Services welcome your suggestions, ideas, questions, and comments regarding the Rideshare Database. Please direct your email to: Parking Services Employee Transportation Coordinator (email@example.com), use this online form, or call 617-353-2160.