Safe Rides, a free student-run ridesharing service, has returned to action this weekend. The system works through a web app attached to Kenyon email accounts, ensuring that this service remains specific to students.
Adam Egelman, the project coordinator, states:
The rider queue is dynamic; a party closer to the driver may get picked up first, despite the previous requests. However, after parties have been waiting for a certain amount of time, they will automatically be bumped to the top of the queue. This ensures that the van will waste as little time as possible while en route.
This app is the first completed project of the student-run club Hack the Hill, which focuses on web design and software engineering. They hope to complete more projects helping the Kenyon community in the near future.