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Newport Mansions Take Grand Approach to Global Warming by Rewarding Commuters Who Share Rides

ESSEX, Conn., July 5 /PRNewswire/ -- NuRide, Inc. (, the nation's first incentive-based ridesharing network, announced today that the Newport Mansions, operated by The Preservation Society of Newport County, have become a "250,000 Mile" sponsor and will reward regional commuters who are doing their part to relieve global warming by sharing rides using the NuRide service. The reward includes free admission to America's premier collection of historic houses and gardens.

The Newport Mansions' sponsorship is part of the Connecticut 2,000,000 Mile Rideshare Challenge, a regional event bringing together commuters and sponsors to help alleviate some of the area's transportation and environmental problems.

"Environmental advocacy is an important part of our preservation mission," said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County. "We hope that by providing these rewards we will be helping commuters, who are in turn helping to alleviate global warming by driving less."

"The Newport Mansions are an inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes, and we are very happy to welcome them to the NuRide Network," said Rick Steele, Chief Executive Officer for NuRide. "We are confident that our members will appreciate their support and will enjoy the reward by visiting these magnificent historic homes."

The Connecticut 2,000,000 Mile Rideshare Challenge was launched on January 1, 2006. The event will involve thousands of commuters who will share rides resulting in 2,000,000 fewer miles driven and over 88,000 gallons of gasoline being conserved. To participate in the program, commuters use NuRide's innovative online ridesharing program to find other people going their way. The NuRide website calculates the savings for each trip and awards participants with points for each confirmed ridesharing trip, which can then be redeemed with participating sponsors for exciting rewards.

About NuRide, Inc.

NuRide was founded on the belief that individuals who share rides provide a valuable service to their community and should be rewarded for their efforts. Through the patent-pending NuRide Network(R), individuals can easily arrange ridesharing trips and earn rewards for every confirmed trip they take. Members accumulate "NuRide Miles" that can be used toward a variety of rewards that are made possible through the generosity of NuRide's sponsors. For more information, please visit

About the Newport Mansions

The Newport Mansions are operated by The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island (, a non-profit educational organization accredited by the American Association of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties -- seven of them National Historic Landmarks -- span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

Contact: Guillermo Sohnlein, NuRide, (860) 767-9880 x113, [email protected] John Rodman, Newport Mansions, 401-847-1000 x117, [email protected]

NuRide, Inc.

CONTACT: Guillermo Sohnlein of NuRide, +1-860-767-9880, ext. 113,
[email protected]; or John Rodman of Newport Mansions, +1-401-847-1000,
ext. 117, [email protected]

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