Published on January 19th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
TRIPDA MALAYSIA APPOINTS CAMPUS AMBASSADORS FOR CARPOOLING
Tripda, an online carpooling platform that connects passenger car drivers and passengers heading the same way has appointed university students as ambassadors to advocate the benefits of carpooling to alleviate traffic congestion and car park problems within the campus and the surrounding area.
As Tripda ambassadors, students have taken a pledge to carpool whenever possible and to encourage their peers to do so by sharing the three key benefits of carpooling i.e reduce carbon footprint, reduce traffic congestion and to save travel cost by sharing out the expenditure.
According to Tripda Malaysia’s Country Manager Victor Ang, several campuses in the Klang Valley such as Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaya (UM) have car park issues with the increasing volume of cars and limited parking space. Taylors Lakeside Campus for example has a total of 2,500 car park bays with approximately 3,000 vehicles driving in to the campus everyday while Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) has a total of 1,200 car park bays with 1,600 vehicles accessing their campus everyday.
“The overall volume of cars are fast increasing on the road and the numbers are also reflected within university campuses. It is paramount that road users start carpooling to reduce traffic congestion, alleviate car park issues and also reduce carbon footprint to preserve the environment,” said Ang.
According to Ang, Tripda Malaysia’s strategy is to start off by instilling carpooling practices among students. “Once they are accustomed to carpooling, they will continue doing so even after they leave campus and start working,” said Ang. Tripda hopes to be able to influence more Malaysian road users to start carpooling through various programmes which Tripda Malaysia will introduce in the near future.
So far, Tripda Malaysia has appointed a total of 11 campus ambassadors in Malaysia. Tripda Malaysia hopes to double the numbers of ambassadors in the next 3 months to make carpooling a success among university students.
The Tripda app is available for download via Apple App Store and Google Play. Users can also access Tripda via its website www.tripda.com.my. To enjoy the convenience of Tripda, users just have to sign up on Facebook and register to offer a ride or find a ride by entering the date of travel and destination. Tripda is safe, convenient and it saves you travel cost.