Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

January 4, 2017
Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

A new app for smartphones will help students find rides to school, while providing them access to premium parking on campus and decreasing the university’s carbon footprint by organizing carpools to campus.

The app, RideFlag, allows users to coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is conducted within the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and a one-day virtual permit is issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU. Drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, will be allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.