Avoid Potential VIA Rail Strike Woes with OpenRide

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KINGSTON, ON, June 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The team at ridesharing startup OpenRide announces service and support to travellers in Canada threatened by the looming VIA Rail strike. Readers are invited to learn more, and join us at openride.co/via-rail-strike.

Along with millions of fellow Canadians, we are watching with curiosity and concern as the VIA Rail collective bargaining agreement steams toward strike. With the plans and routines of tens of thousands of daily travelers in the balance, it is clear that an alternative transportation options are needed. VIA Rail itself says as much: "If you absolutely need to travel, we suggest that you modify your plans and find alternative transportation before the departure date indicated on your ticket." Regardless of the outcome of this dispute, people need and deserve to be confident in their ability to travel their country.

OpenRide provides a convenient new way for Canadians to beat the VIA Rail strike and reach their destinations at low-cost. Drivers who are planning a trip between cities can post them to the site, and passengers help pay for gas money in exchange for seats on the drive. Everyone has the chance to connect with great people, reduce their carbon footprint and have fun! It's time to establish a permanent new option for Canadians to travel.

About OpenRide: OpenRide is a peer-to-peer ridesharing company for long-distance trips. The company is based jointly in Kingston and California and is founded by a Canadian and American team. OpenRide is changing how people travel by fostering a diverse, inclusive community enthralled with the idea of shared exploration and adventure. OpenRide's long-distance ridesharing community has hosted hundreds of thousands of miles of travel across Canada and the United States with 99% five-star member reviews. Learn more at https://openride.co

SOURCE OpenRide

For further information: Owen Scott, OpenRide, 916-812-3509, owen@openride.co

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