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Why should I start a local Rural Carpool Hub?
And that's only with *one* extra Rider, over a total 100 Trips per week. That number can easily double (with more Riders, or more Trips) to $250,000 per year kept in the billfolds of your rural community!
For the environmentalist:
Creating a Carpool Hub can mean dramatic CO2 savings, that you (as the Admin) can feel great about, and promote. We don't sequester CO2, we do better: we prevent its release. And we encourage feeling good about dramatically reducing pollutants!
For the community builder:
These rides can establish connections between people who ordinarily might not have had the chance to meet, much less chat for the time of a car ride.
Those minimal numbers -- just 100 members, each sharing 1 trip per week -- still make a huge difference. But imagine having a thousand Members: $1.25 million saved by the community, 50,000 conversations, 1,000,000 kilograms of CO2 saved per year.
For the eco-entrepreneur:
Though not initially imagined as a design goal, a regional Hub could be its own small business, depending on the size of the Membership and the hustle of the local Admin. A grant-funded part-time position of Regional Carpool Manager, using the Rural Carpool.com platform as is, could be possible. Instead of annual sponsors, acquiring and cycling a set of monthly advertisements might be sufficient to support extra expansion efforts. Perhaps a crowdfunded part-time salary, funded directly from the appreciative Members, who can be encouraged to "tithe their personal savings from Carpool" toward supporting the human, as well as technical, infrastructure?
The upfront cost is nil, until there are 100 Members, when the sustaining annual subscription fee kicks in. At that point, there should be no problem with sponsorships.
In short, if you are someone who has a lot of connections in a rural region that could benefit from the Rural Carpool framework, someone who knows local groups who might be interested in the service, is willing to post in hyperlocal Facebook groups, put up posters, and give talks at local venues and on Zoom -- and you recognize the value that Rural Carpool could have in your area... then let's get started!
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