SEStran currently fund and run a program called TripshareSEStran which uses the Liftshare platform. It performs similarly to Ride Connect with social media and App based connectivity as well as a web portal.
There are currently over 9000 members across the region and they encourage local businesses and community organisations to form their own self-contained groups for ride sharing.
Benefits of using a Trip Share App
- Save money by sharing travel costs
- The average commuter who shares a car could save over £900 a year
- Cut congestion and pollution
- Reduce the number of cars on the A71 and M8 commute
- Reduce the stress of driving by sharing with great people