UK Department for Transport commits £500,000 to support car clubs

Reposted from: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/car-clubs-cash-boost Car clubs are set to receive a £500,000 boost to drive forward their work, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced. As part of a wider visit to Norfolk today (28 July 2014), the minister announced that the Department for Transport will provide the funding to support 2 pilot programmes which will promote much wider access to car clubs. Baroness Kramer said: Car clubs cut congestion, reduce carbon and save … [Read more...]

The CarSharing Association marks milestone and moves forward

In January 2011, 18 pioneering carsharing operators wrote a definition of carsharing and a code of ethics for carsharing operators.  As an explosion of new modes, technologies, awareness and number of users changed the way we think about shared-use mobility, the CSA definition of station-based, round-trip carsharing has stood the test of time very well.  The last three-and-a-half years, carsharing operators have seen remarkable membership growth, development of the offering and adoption of the … [Read more...]

Good Travel Software becomes a CSA Affiliate

Good Travel Software has developed the world’s first fleet balancing and yield management software for free-floating car sharing that sets the price of a booking according to demand. The software is designed to increase the daily revenue per car and to ensure that the car share customer always has a car available, whenever and wherever they need one. The software uses prediction analysis and algorithms based on artificial intelligence, scheduling and dynamic pricing to ensure the fleet is in … [Read more...]

State of Ridesharing: Rise of the Peer Economy

by Sunil Paul The peer economy, driven by the smartphone, is on a path to reinvent our economy, our culture and the way we live and work. The peer economy is the growing business segment of transactions between individuals - one person to another - without a middleman to manage and package it. Think eBay for everything. The peer economy is not new. In fact, it made up the entire economy before industrialization when corporations came to rule economic activity. The Internet changed … [Read more...]

Shared-Use Mobility Center Formed to Accelerate Availability, Equity and Impact of Innovative New Urban Transportation Models

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- A team of transportation professionals led by the Center for Neighborhood Technology the Transportation Sustainability Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Transit Center have joined forces to create the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC), which will be headquartered in Chicago. The announcement was made at the Innovations in Mobility Public Policy Summit taking place in … [Read more...]

JuiceCar becomes a member of the CSA

The CarSharing Association welcomes JuiceCar as a member. JuiceCar was founded in May 2013 and is the first carsharing service in Athens, GA.  Starting with 3 electric vehicles located at the Hotel Indigo, JuiceCar plans to expand the number of locations to serve downtown residents, university students, faculty and staff, and anyone else in Athens who desires an alternative to the burden of car ownership. At present, JuiceCar is the only CSa member running an all-electric fleet.    … [Read more...]

Job Posting: Executive Director, CARPLUS

Carplus is currently recruiting an Executive Director. If you are passionate about leading the development of low-carbon shared transport through car clubs and car sharing and can act as an advocate for these growing sectors, we would like to hear from you. Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full time) Contract: Permanent Salary: £39,000 to £50,000 dependent upon experience and location Location: Can be based in Leeds or London and will be expected to spend time in the other location. He/she will … [Read more...]

Job Posting: Regional Services Coordinator, Community CarShare Co-op

Community CarShare is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual for its Regional Services Coordinator position, based in the co-op's Kitchener office. This position requires the individual to be comfortable in a challenging, fast-paced work environment, working with minimal supervision. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and hold a full "G" class Ontario drivers license. Frequent travel will be required to Guelph, Hamilton, London, and other service areas. Vehicles will be … [Read more...]

US Public Policy Update

 New shared-use mobility providers are an extension of the public transit network and may soon qualify for tax benefits as US lawmakers recognize the social and environmental benefits of bikesharing, carsharing and ridesharing programs.   Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is proposing an amendment that would allow New Yorkers to exclude the cost of bikesharing memberships from their income for tax purposes. Read more.  In Hawaii, legislators passed a bill that makes a distinction between carsharing … [Read more...]

Abrams CarSharing Advisors becomes an affiliate of the CSA

Abrams CarSharing Advisors, has assisted many carsharing organizations with strategy, technology and business planning projects, Julian Espiritu, who was a vice-president at Zipcar until 2007, leads the practice group and has deep experience consulting to shared-use mobility startups and established carsharing brands.  Welcome aboard Julian and Abrams! … [Read more...]

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