CSA member “SOCAR” from South Korea expands to Malaysia!

https://vulcanpost.com/632209/socar-malaysia-car-sharing/

Convenience key reason for car-sharing: BC survey

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/convenience-key-reason-for-car-sharing-b-c-survey

MDOT MTA Partners with Zipcar to Provide Car-Sharing Options at Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MARC Train

http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12393078/mdot-mta-partners-with-zipcar-to-provide-car-sharing-options-at-light-raillink-metro-subwaylink-and-marc-train-stations

CSA member Modo in the news!

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancity-local-business-investment-modo-car-share

Save the date! 7th annual Carsharing Association conference May 18-19 2017

The 7th annual Carsharing Association conference will take place on May 18th and 19th 2017 in vibrant and blossoming Montreal, Québec, Canada ! Every year, over 200 delegates from over a dozen countries take part in this event, dedicated exclusively to the carsharing industry.

conference.carsharing.org

 

CSA recruiting new Executive Director

CSA recruiting new Executive Director

A resourceful, independent self-starter is required to sustain and grow the carsharing industry trade association. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the strategic and operational challenges facing carsharing operators and an insatiable desire for networking. This position will have a dual focus of engaging with and supporting current members while also growing the CSA’s membership worldwide.

Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Approach car sharing operators and encourage them to become members.
  • Engage with vendors that serve the car sharing industry and recruit them as affiliate members.
  • Maintain and update a database of contacts and communications in Highrise CRM.
  • Represent the CSA at meetings and conferences, especially those related to shared mobility. Accept public speaking invitations, as appropriate.

Member Relations

  • Maintain regular personal contact with CSA members to understand the key challenges they face.
  • Provide support and information to members. Make referrals and introductions as needed.
  • Create opportunities for connection and information exchange in the form of webinars, conference calls and meetings, etc.
  • Schedule and facilitates CSA board meetings and the annual member meeting.
  • Lead and coordinate organization of the CSA annual conference.

Communications

  • Keep the broader transportation and shared mobility community updated on industry developments, such as regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions and research.
  • Maintain the CSA’s presence on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Maintain partnerships with APTA, UITP, CUTA and others by participating on committees, conference calls and meetings as necessary.

Finance and Administration

  • Send invoices and collect accounts receivable. Collect annual CSA member dues.
  • Pay expenses authorized by the board of directors.
  • Maintain financial records and prepare financial reports for the board of directors.
  • Work with the CSA board to in developing strategic and financial goals.
  • Develop strategies for recruiting more members outside North America. Contract staff for business development overseas, if needed.

Preferred Experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of carsharing operations, marketing & strategy.
  • Passion for making connections within the carsharing and broader transportation communities. Existing connections within the carsharing industry are a major plus.
  • Willingness to travel frequently and choose affordable accommodations.
  • Experience and ability to organize meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets, accounts receivable and financial reports.

This is a part-time position and will average 25 hours per week. Actual hours week to week will vary based on the executive director’s travel schedule and other priorities. It is possible this position will grow as the CSA’s membership and financial resources increase.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to recruiting@carsharing.org by March 10, 2016.

SOCAR becomes a CSA member

SOCAR becomes a member of the CSA

SOCAR is the largest car-sharing service in Korea and founded in 2011. SOCAR offer its mobility solutions to individuals, universities, businesses and provides services within various metropolitan areas college campuses in Korea.

SOCAR have a mission to improve the environment and quality of life in our communities by promoting innovative mobility options, providing a great timesaving service that frees up space in cities and puts more money in drivers’ wallets. SOCAR want to make redefining the way people think about transportation.

SOCAR reached to hold 3,000 vehicles and 1,000,000 customers after only three years since they started. It has been growing very fast all over the world. SOCAR has grown to 3,700 vehicles and 1,500,000 members in Korea. Also, SOCAR provides car-sharing service at 1,900 parking area in 56 cities in Korea. (As at February 2016)

As a certified B Corporation, SOCAR meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and cares about the positive impacts of carsharing by using fuel efficient and hybrid-electric cars.

Also, SOCAR is building a corporate culture that can not only positively impact but also sustainably support SOCAR’s community. They are running the community for each vehicle so that users can post a review of the vehicles they used.

For more information about SOCAR, check this out.

– Website: http://www.socar.kr/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socarsharing
– Blog: http://blog.socar.kr/

Flexicar becomes a CSA member

The Carsharing Association welcomes Flexicar from Melbourne, Australia as a member of CSA.  Flexicar was launched as an independent by a group of university friends back in 2004 with two vehicles and a spreadsheet for booking system.

In 2010 Hertz acquired Flexicar as part of its carshare growth strategy; despite Hertz announcing a withdrawal from hourly car rentals and the closure of the Hertz 24/7 service in North America in 2015, Flexicar continues to grow and develop in Melbourne and Sydney markets.

With a diversified fleet of 350 vehicles, from Toyota Corollas to SUVs, prestige vehicles and commercial vans, Flexicar continues to provide urban Australians with a cost-effective, green and easy alternative to car ownership as well as dedicated carsharing and mobility solutions to corporate and universities across Australia.

Greg Giraud, General Manager, said: “We are thrilled to join the Carsharing Association. With Flexicar on board all current, on-street, carshare providers in the ANZ region are now affiliated to the CSA. This adds legitimacy to the local carshare industry as we feel it is important to speak with one voice and we look forward to working with the CSA for the betterment and long term sustainability of carshare in the region.”

Parking study quantifies carsharing impacts in Sydney

The leading Australian carsharing organizations GoGet, GreenShareCar and Flexicar have co-operated to produce a detailed study of the parking market in Sydney.

OpenFleet becomes a CSA Affiliate

OpenFleet pledges to contribute to the effort of accelerating carsharing practices and is proud to join CSA an organization which strongly promotes values of sustainability and socially responsible ethics.
OpenFleet is a state-of-the-art technology combining advanced fleet management functionalities and carsharing keyless technology.  

Says Stéphane Savouré (Founder/President of OpenFleet) :

“Our team initially designed this technology to meet the specific requirements of the P2P carsharing market. Now we offer OpenFleet technology to CSOs, transit authorities, private/public fleets and other automotive professionals. We believe in the social benefit of carsharing and the sustainable approach its brings to urban, suburban and rural areas. By allowing a new, flexible mobility solution to users, based on existing vehicles, we avoid over-exploitation of roads and infrastructure and favor intermodality.”

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