APO crest Alpha Phi Omega
A National Co-Ed Service Fraternity
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APO Ride Board

APO maintains a ride board, a map of the United States and Canada on which the MIT community can post notices to share rides and to reduce travel expenses. It is currently located outside the exit of Lobdell Dining Hall on the second floor of the Student Center.

Detailed Instructions

The United States and Canada are subdivided into several color-coded, numbered regions. For each region, there are two slots: one for ``Rides Offered'' and one for ``Rides Needed''. If either end of your trip is the metropolitan Boston area, you would only need to use the box for the other endpoint. For example, if you are travelling between Cambridge and Los Angeles, you would only need to search the box ``2. South-West'' and not ``7. Massachusetts''. If your trip is neither to nor from Boston but, say, Worcester, you might want to search the box ``7. Massachusetts'' also.

Card Information
Take a card from the ``Blank Cards'' slot and fill it out with the following information:
  1. Your name.
  2. Contact information (phone, email).
  3. Date, time, and mode (car, train, plane) of travel.
  4. Departure location and destination.
  5. For ride offerers, the fee requested to cover transportation costs, if any.
  6. For ride seekers, the amount you are willing to reimburse the person offering the ride.
  7. Any other relevant information.

Once you are sure you have written down all the relevant information, place the card in an appropriate slot. Below are some sample cards.

Unhappy with cold Siberian winters?  Willing to offer free rides
aboard newly commissioned submarine.  Leaving from Murmansk, USSR,
on October 17, 1985, for sunny Cuba.

Please contact:  Capt. Markus Ramius, 0-87021-285-0

Seeking transportation from Cape Canaveral, FL, to Edwards AFB, CA.
Would prefer to leave 6/18/83 and return by 6/24/83.  Must stop on
way to deploy communications satellite.

Please contact:  Astronaut Sally Ride, (415) 604-6440

Willing to share camel ride for trek across the Arabian desert.
Must bring own water.

Please contact:  Lawrence, x3-SAND

Looking for good deal on plane or zeppelin ticket out of Berlin to
anywhere.  Needed ASAP!  Willing to deal with soldiers, hijackers,
assassins, dear old dad, etc., but no snakes.

Please contact:  Indy, x8-8881

Do you play saxophone and need a ride to the Windy City?  Join us!
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack
of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Please contact:  Elwood and Jake, x5-BLUE

Olympic bobsled team needs transportation from Jamaica to Calgary.
Willing to pay up to $1000 if bobsled is included.

Please contact:  Irv Blitzer, x3-SNOW

Willing to give special lamp in exchange for first-class tickets to
Akaba.  Flight must be able to accommodate pet monkey.  Would prefer
to travel by magic carpet.  

Please contact:  Aladdin, p.ali17@genie.geis.com