About 511NY Rideshare:
511NY Rideshare is New York State’s home for carpool and vanpool ridematching, and commuter and traveler services. With 70,000 members in the rideshare database, and 10,000 businesses assisted since 2010, 511NY Rideshare continues to grow and expand its services throughout the State of New York.
Their mission is to improve mobility, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality in New York. They achieve this by making it easy for commuters and travelers to carpool, vanpool, take the train or bus, or bike to work (or elsewhere). They also partner with organizations to encourage their employees to make smart transportation choices, often-times leading to savings on payroll-related taxes, improved recruiting efforts, and increased employee productivity.
511NY Rideshare strives to provide localized information wherever possible. With an office on Long Island, and an outreach team consisting of born and raised Long Islanders, we are committed to improving the quality of life for the Long Island community.
511NY Rideshare is a vital feature of the free 511NY system that is building a smarter, multimodal transportation network coordinating road, train and bus information to get Long Islanders where they need to go. This smarter traffic system is a public benefit service sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation.
35 Pinelawn Rd. Suite 216E
Regional Project Manager
Paul Spreer has more than a dozen years of experience in the mass transit and commuter benefits industries, and more than 20 years of experience in sales and outreach programs. Paul has been Manager of the NYSDOT’s Region 10 (Long Island) 511 NY Rideshare Program Outreach Team since September 2011. His primary responsibilities include day to day management of a 5 person commuter/traveler outreach team.
Prior to joining the 511NY Rideshare team, Paul worked for TransitCenter Inc. the creator of the nation’s first commuter benefits program. His successful career as an Account Executive included several high watermark sales awards as well as the creation and implementation of the company’s very successful trade show marketing strategy. Based on that success he was also asked to play a key role in the development of the organizations new hire training and on site product orientations.
Before he began his career in the transportation industry Mr. Spreer spent several successful years as an Account Executive for the Thomas Publishing Company. There he worked with print and web based marketing solutions in a business to business environment.
In his spare time Paul owns a mobile Disc Jockey business and enjoys spending time around his home in East Setauket with his wife Michelle and Mother In-Law Marie. He can often be seen hiking the roads and beaches of the Three Village area and is a self-professed BBQ professional!
Michelle and Mother In-Law Marie. He can often be seen hiking the roads and beaches of the Three Village area and is a self-professed BBQ professional!