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2011-10-11 20:48:33

The end of a California program granting free access to carpool lanes by solo drivers of hybrid cars has unintentionally slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. The program, which began in 2005 and ended on July 1, gave consumers an extra incentive to buy low-emission cars. By 2011, some 85,000 low-emission vehicles had gotten the coveted yellow stickers that gave them entry into the carpool lanes, but critics of the...

2011-07-26 07:57:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- flinc is the world's first social mobility network which matches drivers and passengers for ridesharing in real-time using desktop, smartphone and navigation technology. Gas prices are rising, carbon emissions need to be reduced and roads are congested: the challenges for individual mobility seem unsurmountable. The German start-up flinc is now launching its new service nationwide based on a revolutionary concept:...

2011-06-15 13:00:00

SEATTLE, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avego Driver, a free ridesharing app that shares empty seats between drivers and riders in real time, is now available on Windows Phone 7. Avego Driver is the first real-time ridesharing application available on Windows Phone 7, as well as the first real-time ridesharing app compatible across multiple mobile platforms. While Avego Driver for iPhone has been available since 2008, with thousands of users in over 60 countries around the world, the new...

2011-05-06 13:00:00

DETROIT, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What options do Southeast Michigan motorists have to combat the seemingly ever rising gas costs? SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, suggests sharing a ride to work to keep commuting costs low. This week, Michigan gas prices jumped between 3 and 6 cents a gallon, reaching a record statewide average of $4.26, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. MiRideshare, SEMCOG's free carpooling program has been saving commuters...

2011-05-03 07:45:00

CROMWELL, Conn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For parents and school administrators, the afternoon dismissal process can create a host of scenarios that can change on a daily, or sometimes hourly, basis. This, unfortunately, can lead to pickup mishaps and miscommunication, not to mention the heavy burden placed on school administrators. School Dismissal Manager (http://www.schooldismissalmanager.com), an online communication vehicle for parents, helps to eliminate these potential problems...

2011-01-11 18:58:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The $230 pre-tax commuter benefit allowing vanpoolers and transit users to purchase fares and tickets has been extended through 2011. 511 Rideshare urges commuters to save money using the pre-tax benefit extension. Year-end Congressional actions in 2010, extended the $230 per month pre-tax benefit that was originally included in the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Employees can pay for transit and vanpool fares on a...

2010-12-14 09:57:00

KINSALE, Ireland, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avego(TM), a global provider of software and hardware for improving the efficiency of passenger transportation, today announced $5.6 million in venture capital funding in a round led by SOSventures. The company is best known for Avego Shared Transport, the only ridesharing application that matches drivers and riders in real time as they travel, allowing commuters to rideshare whenever they want, from wherever they are; as well as...

2010-08-18 09:44:00

BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar Inc., Harvard University Transportation Services and Zimride announced today Greater Boston's first campus car sharing program for drivers under 21. The partnership will make it even easier for parents to send students to school without a car and further reduce the number of cars in Cambridge neighborhoods, already a city with one of the highest concentration of car sharers in the country. The partnership will expand Zipcar's successful 10-year...

2010-04-27 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced an exclusive partnership with Zimride, the online social rideshare community, to provide a carpool service for its commuting associates and to promote carpooling for attendees of sponsored events around the nation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090826/ESURANCELOGO) "Carpooling is an excellent way for our customers and associates to save on commuting costs, as...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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