Tripda is an international ride-sharing program for long-distance travel, connecting drivers with empty seats and passengers who need a ride, described as “a marketplace connecting drivers and passengers in a simple, fun and convenient way!”
Log in to Tripda via Facebook, and request or offer a ride. It sounds rather simple. While I have some trepidation about riding with strangers, you are able to read Tripda reviews of the passengers and drivers before agreeing to ride together. Tripda is by no means a small operation – it just raised $11 million to startup it’s US operations (see this article at AlleyWatch).
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Tripda was represented at the New York Times Travel Show and distributed promotional materials containing a code for $20 off your ride, if you are a passenger, or an extra $20 paid to you if you are a driver.
PROMO CODE – NYTTS20
The expiration date is 4/30/2015 and the code is not valid for cash rides.
The leaflet further states that Drivers must select “my bank account” when offering a ride to qualify for this promotion” and that the promotion is “valid for booked completed rides only.” There is no mention whether the promo code may only be used once per customer or whether it can be used numerous times.
Note: I do not receive any commission or benefit if you sign up for Tripda or use the promotion code.