Sonoma County's Community Climate Action Plan is polling SSU students and employees to help discover the potential for a real-time ride sharing program using social media and mobile technology in the area.
The brief survey should take two to five minutes to complete, and can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rtr-ssu. The survey is open until Friday, April 22.
Participants have a chance to influence a new service to boost ridesharing and reduce greenhouse gases throughout the Bay Area, says Brant Arthur, Implementation Manager for Transportation.
Responses will be used to develop a service that allows drivers and riders to share a ride in a matter of minutes using social networking through computers and smartphones. Input helps identify the commute routes and mobile technologies that will be included in the pilot.
Those who complete this survey are entered in a drawing to win one of ten $20 Peet's Coffee & Tea gift cards or a $200 Apple gift card (good for an AT&T or Verizon iPhone 4).
Participants must be at least 18 years old and either live in or commute to Sonoma or Marin counties to be considered for the prize drawing.
This real-time ridesharing pilot in Marin, Sonoma and Contra Costa Counties is being funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Climate Initiative Program. In Sonoma County, the Climate Protection Campaign will be implementing the pilot through a contract with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority.
For more information on the Climate Protection Campaign, including the Sonoma County Community Climate Action Plan, visit the website at www.climateprotectioncampaign.org/.