Faculty Handbook 2014–15
Zimride, a private ridesharing network for Purchase College, is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find Purchase friends and coworkers going the same way you are. Purchase Zimride requires a purchase.edu email address. You can also sign in using your Facebook account if you are part of the Purchase network.
Purpool is a workplace-based social networking site that promotes ridesharing as community-building activity. Purpool was conceived in 2006 by members of the new media faculty at Purchase. Development of the current version is supported by an award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
There is one Zipcar on campus and five Zipcars in nearby White Plains that are available to students, faculty, and staff on a pay-per-use basis. Zipcar membership is required; membership cards may be obtained online at www.zipcar.com/zippurchase.
Free Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
The Purchase College Association is now offering free charging to Purchase College employees. If you have an electric vehicle and would like to use this service, please request the passcode from the Office of Parking and Transportation and then register with ChargePoint. The ChargePoint station is located in the W1 parking lot.
Purchase Loop Shuttle Bus
Faculty and staff are allowed to ride the Purchase Loop shuttle bus with a valid More Card if space is available. This shuttle service is paid for through the mandatory student services fee, and students take priority. Faculty and staff are asked to allow students to board first.
There are two loops that compose the shuttle system at Purchase College, one that covers White Plains and another that covers Port Chester. Each loop runs one bus; weekend service is limited to the White Plains loop only. Schedules and real-time tracking are available on NextBus.com: Select “SUNY Purchase College” from the drop-down list, then select the loop you are interested in, followed by the desired stop. The Bee-Line Bus #12 also runs through campus (see below for information).
Metro-North Railroad | Bee-Line Bus | Taxis
Bee-Line metrocards are sold at the Office of Parking and Transportation in Campus Center North. The Central Taxi company of White Plains offers Purchase employees discounted rates from the campus to a variety of destinations, including the MetroNorth station in White Plains.
Public Transportation and NYS-Ride
NYS-Ride (pronounced Nice Ride) allows NY State employees to save money on a monthly basis on eligible public transportation expenses through pretax payroll deductions. The program is sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and administered by WageWorks. Qualifying commuter costs include van pools, ferries, buses, subways, and trains.
NYS-Ride program participants may also use the WageWorks Commuter Card to purchase tickets and passes at MTA ticket vending machines and many other transit providers in the greater New York metropolitan area, including NJ Transit, NY WaterWay, and Amtrak. For more information, please visit worklife.ny.gov/nysride/index.html.
Updated Jan. 19, 2015
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