ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS
What is Zipcar?
Zipcar is wheels when you want them. We've parked Zipcars on campus, now all you have to do is decide where you want to go and when.
Zipcar's cutting-edge technology means you can reserve your car online, or on your mobile device, 24/7. Low hourly rates include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day.
Where can I find Zipcars?
Cars are parked all around campus. For specific locations go to http://www.zipcar.com/odu.
Members age 18-20 can use the Zipcars that live on campus. Members age 21+ also have access to thousands of Zipcars all around Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.
What does it cost to join?
Students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar for only $35/year! University partners also enjoy $35 driving credit in their first month of membership.
How do I learn more and sign up?
Visit Zipcar online at www.zipcar.com/odu.
For general Zipcar information please visit www.zipcar.com/how/faqs.
Students under 21 can learn more about our 18-20 year old program at www.zipcar.com/universities.
Reward yourself with every ride. NuRide is the nation's first ridesharing network that rewards every time you share a ride. For every 10 rides, you'll receive $10 gift cards to places like TGI Friday's and Old Navy. NuRide enables you to electronically link up with other riders/drivers and make arrangements to share the ride. Getting started is easy. Just sign up for a free account at www.nuride.com. Use your ODU email address. Once your account is set up, you'll be able control your entire NuRide experience online, from any computer, anywhere, 24/7/365.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
PLAN A TRIP
Pick a day on your NuRide trip calendar and select "Plan a Trip". Then specify where you want to go (each trip must cover at least five miles in order to earn points), how flexible you are, and whether you want to drive or ride. It's just like booking an airline ticket on line - you call the shots. Just remember, the more flexible you are regarding ride characteristics, the more opportunities you will have for matches!
SHARE A RIDE
Once your trip is planned, NuRide shows you a list of people going your way. Click the names to see each person's work and travel information, as well as how other NuRider's have rated them, then choose who you want to share the ride with. Ride with your friends or meet new ones. Travel once a month or every day - it's always up to you.
Confirm your completed trips to earn NuRide Miles - at least 100 per trip - then cash those miles in whenever you want. Rewards start at 1,000 miles (good for a $10 gift card), so if you ride to and from work with just one other person, you could earn your first reward in only one week! Share rides to places other than work, or ride with more than two people in one vehicle, and you can earn rewards even faster.
CALL 757-462-0034 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VISIT ONLINE AT www.NuRide.com.
ON & OFF-CAMPUS SHUTTLES
The shuttle services three routes- Monarch Loop, The MacArthur Route Highland Park Route and the Kroger/Wal-Mart Route.
Click here for more information on Shuttles.
HRT LOCAL BUS SERVICE
Hampton Road Transit (HRT) in conjunction with Old Dominion University (ODU) offers free local transportation to all ODU student, faculty and staff on all routes that HRT has. These services include The Tide (Lightrail), Max express buses, HRT Buses, and the Ferry. All you need to access this services is to show the driver your ODU ID card.
To find out more about HRT Services click here.