Sharing the Ride from Smyrna!

We love to celebrate our green commuters!  This month, we’re excited to reward Louis for his continued commitment to clean commuting.  Louis shares the ride with a co-worker, traveling from his home near Smyrna to his job at Christiana Care in New Castle.

Every carpool counts towards improved air quality.  With just one clean commute, Louis and his carpool partner reduce traffic congestion by one car, take 70 miles off the road, and eliminate 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

Want to be green like Louis?  Email us at general@ridesharedelaware.org for a ride match list.

Already carpool?  Add a rider to your group and save even more!

Partner Spotlight: Integrity Staffing

Integrity Staffing

Since November of 2013, Integrity Staffing has been a Gold Level Partner with RideShare Delaware. Integrity Staffing handles the staffing for Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Middletown and New Castle. Specifically, during Amazon’s peak season in the fall, Integrity is charged with hiring and training the temporary associates to ensure Amazon can meet the demands of their customers. To achieve this, Integrity will bring in anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people to man the fulfillment centers, an incredibly daunting task. This large influx of people causes a huge parking issue at the Middletown Fulfillment Center, where the majority of the new hires are placed.
This is when RideShare works directly with Integrity. During the peak hiring season, we routinely attend orientations to speak with new hires about our program. We also work to ensure that when we cannot attend an orientation,  someone from Integrity can speak about RideShare Delaware on our behalf.  Integrity also works with DART First State to ensure that it is providing transportation option for their employees.

Amazon Middletown Employee Transportation Resources include:

  • Working with DART to subsidize the Route 47 to their site.
  • A commuter corner where employees can obtain transportation information.
  • Onsite amenities including: computers, ATMS, lockers and bike racks.
  • A four day work week.
  • Information at New Hire Orientations.
  • Hosting RideShare Delaware Events.

 

We applaud Integrity’s continued commitment to their employees and their efforts in recognizing the transportation challenges they encounter.

Are you looking for work? Consider stopping by one of Integrity’s recruitment centers to find what opportunities await you.

Integrity Staffing Solutions – Corporate Headquarters

700 Prides Crossing, Suite 300 Newark, Delaware 19711

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm 

Integrity Staffing Solutions – Opportunity Center

310 Fox Hunt Drive Bear, DE  19701

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

Winners Abound for RideShare Delaware

In February we ran our Frozen February Commute contest where one lucky participant that recorded five days of clean commuting won $50 in giftcards. Our lucky winner was….

Denise Husband! Denise has been a member of RideShare Delaware since 2012. She either uses bus riding or carpooling to get to her Job in Dover from her home in Wilmington, making for a clean commute trip of over 100 miles each day!

Ride.Record. Reward! Winners

Larry Kraines was one of our February Winners for Ride. Record. Reward! Larry clean commutes from his home in Pennsylvania to his job in Newark, Delaware, racking up 20 clean commute miles every day.

James Duffus was our other winner for February. James commutes from his home in Newark to his job downtown Wilmington. We thank James for his commitment to clean commuting (no photo available).

 

Lastly, Lisa Washington won a $25 dollar gift card for completing our year end RideShare Delaware Survey.

We thank all our participants and look forward to giving you more ways to win during the year!

DART, Rideshare Spread News at 87ers Game

DART and RidesShare Delaware were invited by the Delaware 87ers on Feb. 25 to provide a table with transit information at their home game at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware Campus. There were several individuals, who visited our table, interested in regular and intercounty bus service, SEPTA Regional Rail, paratransit and RideShare Delaware. This invitation was offered through a trade agreement between DART and the Delaware 87ers from October 2016 to April 2017. DART provided a bus wrap on an intercounty bus between Wilmington and Dover to the Delaware 87ers for advertisement as well as two bus shelters in northern New Castle County. As a result, DART received the opportunity to participate as sponsor of the Delaware 87ers for the 2016-2017 season through advertising and other trade benefits.

Partner Spotlight – Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care has been a member of RideShare Delaware since 2003 and a Gold Partner since June 2010. They are the largest private employer in Delaware with 11,000 employees located in various campuses throughout the state. RideShare Delaware is able to enhance their employee benefits with their to-and-from work transportation program.

Our partnership works with representatives throughout the Christian Care organization from new employee orientation, customer/administrative services, and public safety.

Current activities we coordinate:

  • Participation in the bi-weekly new employee orientations “Vital Needs Fair”
  • Transportation Day events with larger sites such as West End Café located at Christiana Care Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, and One Reads Way
  • A resource for DART First State services
  • Preferred Carpool Parking Program

 

Other transportation benefits Christiana Care offers:

  • A shuttle service operating from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. each day, traveling between Wilmington and Christiana Hospitals
  • for use by employees, patients, and visitors
  • On site DART bus shelter station
  • Electric charging stations for employees (6 at Christiana Hospital and 2 at Wilmington Hospital).
  • Access to Bike Racks and on-site shower facilities

 

RideShare Delaware recognizes Christiana Care for their outstanding commitment to employee health and wellness and thanks them for their partnership to make the State of Delaware a cleaner environment.

RideShare Delaware looks forward to working with and strengthening our partnership with Christiana Care Health System throughout Delaware by exploring and implementing new benefit options.

Partner Spotlight – Delaware National Guard

The Delaware National Guard has been a member of RideShare Delaware since December 2008. Throughout the years, RideShare Delaware and the Delaware National Guard have built their partnership through the continued presence of RideShare and the free benefits that RideShare offers the men and women of the DE National Guard. Just this past December, the Delaware National Guard moved up the rank of Bronze RideShare Partner to a Gold RideShare Partner, which is the highest partnership level.  The importance of this Gold Partnership Level shows that the Delaware National Guard is committed to offering and encouraging clean commute transportation options for the men and women who serve the National Guard. Danielle Martin, RideShare’s Onsite Transportation Coordinator and the Mass Transit Coordinator, has been a pivotal initiator of building the relationship between RideShare and the DE National Guard. Several initiatives that boosted the DE National Guard RideShare partnership are as follows:

– Encouraging and hosting Vanpool Formations

– RideShare and VRide presentations twice a year

– RideShare attends the DE National Guard Wellness Fair for all employees

– Monthly RideShare presentations during the In-Processing Trainings

– Promoting commute options through postings, emails, flyers

– Federal employees and state employees receive a transit subsidiary

The Delaware National Guard also received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for 2015 at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center. The LEED Certification is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide, that requires buildings to meet a set of rating systems that aim to make the building environmentally responsible and efficient.

RideShare Delaware wants to thank the DE National Guard for their continued and active support in their role for helping to make the State of Delaware a cleaner environment. Also, by offering the many free benefits that RideShare Delaware offers, the National Guard represents a strong commitment to the transportation needs of the men and women who travel to the different locations throughout Delaware. We at RideShare Delaware look forward to continuing our partnership with the Delaware National Guard through 2017.

Also in 2015 the Delaware National Guard celebrated it’s 361st year!

Happy 361st Birthday to the Delaware National Guard! We thank the National Guard, the citizen soldiers, and airmen for your service and protection!

Meet our July Ride. Record. Reward! Winners

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Say hello to Deb! Deb is an avid clean commuter and tries to clean commute anyway possible. Currently  she lives and works in the Newark area  which enables her to frequently bike to her job at the University of Delaware. On days she can’t ride her bike in, she carpools into work still saving her money  while still clean commuting. Your commitment to clean commuting is an inspiration Deb!

 

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Doug  carpools with our winner from last month to their work at Siemens in Glasgow. Even though his ride lives  in Pennsylvania they both meet at a central location near Wilmington and share their ride to work every day. We applaud Doug’s effort of clean commuting to work and are proud to highlight his commitment to clean commuting.

Join DART and RideShare Delaware in celebrating National Dump the Pump Day!

11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day to be Held on June 16  “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”

National Dump the Pump Day is a day to highlight the many benefits of using public transportation.  Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) announced today that it will join over 150 public transit agencies nationwide participating in the 11th annual Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16, to encourage the use to public transit.  From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans.  In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically competitive.

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2016 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation.  Started in June 2006, when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money.  According to APTA’s June Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transit instead of driving can save, on average, more than $790 per month.

Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.  Additionally, public transportation offers job access to millions of Americans since nearly 60 percent of trips taken on public transit are work commutes.

WHAT: 11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day

WHERE: Delaware Transit Corporation-RIDESHARE Delaware and transit agencies nationwide

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2016

So DTC encourages Delawareans to join millions of others across the country as they save money by riding public transportation during National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16.  Or if you are a frequent rider, take a friend along and remind them that using DART can save you big bucks if you “Dump the Pump” during your daily commute.

The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State.  For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call 1-800-652-DART or visit www.DartFirstState.com

We celebrate our first Ride. Record. Reward! winners.

RideShare Delaware is pleased to announce the winners of our Ride. Record. Reward! Program for May 2016! This month RideShare Delaware launched its new incentives program that rewarded Delaware’s clean commuters.  Two lucky commuters were rewarded with a $25 giftcard from Wawa as our thanks for clean commuting.

Amy has been in our program for over ten years, and uses various ways to get to and from work. In May she used transit, carpooling, and biking to get to her job in downtown Wilmington. By using three different ways to get to work she was able to tally 157 miles of clean commuting throughout the month.  We thank Amy for her enthusiasm and dedication to all types of clean commuting

RRR - May 2015 Winner - KG

 

Darrel and a fellow co-worker commute to and from their jobs in Wilmington. Throughout the month of May Darrel and his carpool partner took nearly 100 vehicle miles off the road! Darrel’s carpool partner is right on his way to work, making the drive in easy and sensible for both commuters.

Congratulations to our winners and remember if you didn’t win this month, continue to log your miles and you might just be one of our winners for June!

 

Riverfront P&R To Require $40 Monthly Permit Beginning Oct. 1

From the Riverfront Wilmington Corporation (http://riverfrontwilm.com/parking/)

Effective October 1, 2014 a parking permit will be required to park in the Riverfront Commuter Lot prior to 10 a.m. daily. To obtain a parking permit, please stop by the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware offices located at: 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.(Please use the entrance that faces Frawley Stadium) Normal business Hours are: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Any questions, please contact our office at 302-425-4890.

  • Monthly parking rate is $40 per car.
  • Permits may be purchased in advance through December 2014.
  • Please fill out this form. Once completed bring it the RDC offices in order to obtain your parking permit. Unfortunately, parking permits cannot be mailed.
  • Parking permits are month specific and must be displayed properly while your car is parked in the Riverfront Commuter Lot to avoid impoundment.
  • Form of payments accepted are: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash or Check.
  • To report a lost parking permit, please come to the RDC office. First replacement permit is free, second replacement permit is a charge of $10.
  • No refunds will be issued on parking permits.
  • For your convenience, the Riverfront Development Corporation office will be open early or late on the follow dates:
  • Thursday, September 25: 8:30am-6pm
  • Friday, September 26: 7:30am-5pm
  • Monday, September 29: 8:30am-6pm
  • Tuesday, September 30: 7:30am-5pm
  • For information on Dart Park and Ride locations, please Click Here.

Map of where the Riverfront Commuter Lot is located: