It’s cool to carpool!

New RIDE Solutions app can help you find a ride to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home

Across-the-Way Productions and RIDE Solutions have partnered to encourage FloydFest attendees to take miles off the road and reduce the need for parking at the festival site by carpooling to the show this July.

“FloydFest draws guests from throughout the region, the Commonwealth, and beyond — and all those miles can add up. Not only would carpooling reduce traffic and parking demand, if just a fraction of the event’s 13,500+ attendees share a ride, the impact on the region’s air quality and greenhouse-gas emissions could be significant,” said Sam Calhoun, Chief Operating Officer of Across-the-Way Productions.

This new partnership will utilize the new RIDE Solutions app and instant rideshare matching system available on all mobile devices and at www.ridesolutions.org. The app ties into a national database, allowing potential carpoolers to find each other no matter where they live, and even to find partners along their route. Users can easily find and communicate with potential carpool partners through a simple, map-based interface and in-app messaging.

Christy Straight, RIDE Solutions Regional Coordinator for the New River Valley, said, “RIDE Solutions is excited to partner with Across-the-Way Productions this year to encourage festival attendees to carpool instead of driving alone. RIDE Solutions new app will allow us the opportunity to work with regional organizations to promote alternative transportation options while rewarding customers for this change in behavior.”

FloydFest is adding even more incentives to encourage ticketholders to find carpool partners with a random drawing for a 5-day GA pass to the show this summer. Everyone who downloads the app (and adds FloydFest as their “Organization”) between now and June 1, 2019, will automatically be entered to win (1) 5-Day GA ticket to FloydFest 19~Voyage Home! To boot, everyone who uses the app and logs a trip to FloydFest 19 will automatically be entered to win (1) 5-Day GA ticket to FloydFest 2020! Visit FloydFest.com for more info on FloydFest 19~Voyage Home.

For more information on the FloydFest carpool matching program, visit www.ridesolutions.org/floydfest.

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About RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is a commuter assistance and sustainable transportation program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in partnership with the New River Valley Planning District Commission, Region 2000, and the West Piedmont Planning District Commission. It provides multimodal trip planning services – including carpool matching, bicycle commute routing, bikeshare, transit assistance, and telework consultation – for citizens and employers in the Roanoke, New River Valley, Lynchburg, and Martinsville/Danville regions and in the surrounding areas within central and southwestern Virginia. Visit ridesolutions.org for more information.