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Member Benefits

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Since 2010, our members have helped save 16,500 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. As a thank you to our members who are making smart transportation choices, we are partnering up with various businesses and organizations around the state to offer discounts to our valued members.


Enjoy discounts with:

  • Enterprise CarShare is waiving the application fee and first-year membership fee to join, a $65 value, along with offering $20 in driving credits.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car is offering a 5%-10% discount off retail rates for car rentals in New York (varies by location).


To access the discounts, login to your 511NY Rideshare account and click the "Member Benefits" tab in your portal. Don't forget that as a 511NY Rideshare member, you have access to other great free services like our Guaranteed Ride Program, which ensures a ride home for you in case of an emergency.


Past and Present Partners

We couldn't do it without the help of our supporting partners:

Partnership Opportunities

511NY Rideshare welcomes additional partnership opportunities. If you or someone you know would like to explore a partnership with 511NY Rideshare, please contact info@511nyrideshare.org. You'll receive the following benefits:

  • Your logo and link on website
  • Mentions on 511NY Rideshare and Clean Air NY social media
  • Inclusion in member communications*
  • Tax-deductible Charitable Donation*

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 511NY Rideshare Supporting Partners program?

The Supporting Partners program enables qualified organizations whose missions align with 511NY Rideshare’s, to donate goods or services to help 511NY Rideshare reach its program goals of growing its member base of travelers using alternative transportation modes. 511NY Rideshare is sponsored by NY State Dept. of Transportation, and managed and operated by outside contractors, including CommuterLink, a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting alternative transportation in New York. Supporting Partner donations are made through CommuterLink, to benefit the 511NY Rideshare program and its members.

What is 511NY Rideshare’s mission?

511NY Rideshare’s mission is to encourage the use of alternative transportation such as carpooling, transit, vanpooling, biking and walking, to reduce traffic congestion, improve mobility, and improve air quality. The program is sponsored by the NY State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT) and since 2010, has assisted 10,000 employers and nearly 100,000 commuters and travelers in finding a greener commute. 511NY Rideshare has reduced over 180 million miles of vehicle travel from New York’s busy roadways, and has reduced Greenhouse gas emissions by over 12,100 tons. 511NY Rideshare seeks Supporting Partners who are aligned with this mission.

How can my organization become a 511NY Rideshare Supporting Partner?

Your organization can become a Supporting Partner by donating goods and/or services through our partner CommuterLink, a 501( c) 3 organization that is dedicated to promoting alternative transportation in New York. Your organization must be approved as a Supporting Partner before a donation will be accepted.

The first step is to contact info@511nyrideshare.org, to request information about the Supporting Partners program. A 511NY Rideshare representative will contact you to discuss your proposal. If your organization is approved, and once donation is received, you will receive a Donation Acknowledgement letter, which will contain CommuterLink’s Tax ID number, written confirmation of your donation, and information about IRS regulations.

Note: NYSDOT and CommuterLink reserve the right to refuse or decline any offer of sponsorship at its discretion. Sponsorships and donations do not imply endorsement of products or services by CommuterLink or 511NY Rideshare. A sponsorship or donation does not automatically imply any exclusive arrangement with CommuterLink or 511NY Rideshare.

What will my organization get in return for becoming a Supporting Partner?

511NY Rideshare Supporting Partners may receive the following benefits:

  • Sponsor logo and link on website.
  • Mentions on 511NY Rideshare and Clean Air NY Social media.
  • Inclusion in member communications—to be determined at the discretion of 511NY Rideshare.
  • Tax-Deductible Charitable Donation – CommuterLink is a 501(c)3 organization, so donations may be eligible as a tax free charitable donation.