HOUSTON (KTRK) —
What wouldn’t it take to get you to carpool? How about free live shows and sporting occasions or restaurant reductions?
A program referred to as NuRide is utilizing these incentives to get you to drop the keys and discover a smarter approach to commute.
Rick Hajek has been utilizing the NuRide program for greater than a decade. He carpools to the medical middle from Missouri Metropolis every single day together with his spouse, and since they will journey collectively, they each get to earn advantages.
“It really works out actually nice, I simply drop my spouse off on the best way right here, and I additionally work within the medical middle, and it is actual straightforward, then I decide her up on the best way house,” Hajek stated.
The NuRide web site tracks your miles and rewards you for strolling, biking, carpooling, taking public transportation, and even working from house. It may even assist you to discover a carpool buddy or a experience. Registered “NuRiders” can use the web site to search for different NuRiders within the space. Consider it as a free UBER.
“Now we’re used to plenty of the brand new apps the place you must pay to have somebody drive you, perhaps another person is already going they usually’re not going to cost you, they are going to allow you to journey with them,” Hajek defined.
Rick has earned lots of of awards from NuRide — the whole lot from Astros Video games, to live shows, to restaurant reductions, occasion tickets for the household to the Renaissance Pageant. He says the most important reward is understanding how a lot cash he is saved.
“it is like virtually getting one other automotive,” he stated.
In ten years, Rick has saved over $25,000 and three thousand gallons of gasoline.
“It ended up altering our driving habits.”
NuRide has a cellular pleasant website, the app is launching subsequent yr.
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