Faculty Handbook 2014–15

Transportation Options

Purchase Zimride
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.

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. The shuttle bus schedule is available at www.purchase.edu/loop. The Bee-Line Bus #12 also runs through campus (see below for information).

Other Options
Metro-North Railroad | Bee-Line Bus | Taxis
Bee-Line metrocards are sold at the Parking and Transportation Office 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.

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