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...]

ATC becomes an affiliate of the CSA

Alternative Transportation for Chicagoland is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Center for Neighborhood Technology.  CNT pioneered shared-use mobility in Chicago with I-Go CarSharing between 2002 and 2013.  ATC's mission is to make it possible for the region’s residents to live well without having to own a vehicle and to create an integrated, multimodal transportation system.  Sharon Feigon, founder of I-Go and now CEO of ATC has been a champion for transit-oriented  carsharing and … [Read more...]

Job Posting: CarShareHFX Manager

With 26 cars in the Halifax area, this community-oriented mobility provider is growing and looking for talent to round out the team.  See the complete job description by clicking here: CarShareHFX_Manager_Job … [Read more...]

CarSharing, Public Transit and Livable Communities

In progressive cities, transportation officials recognize that personal mobility based on private car ownership has great costs to the public purse directly in infrastructure and maintenance costs, and indirectly through productivity losses due to traffic congestion and health costs attributable to air quality and commuting stress. Smart land use planning combined with walking, cycling, public transit and shared-use vehicles produces public benefits by reducing total vehicle miles travelled, … [Read more...]

Carsharing organizations in Singapore lobby government effectively

Governments can make progress on their mobility goals, by engaging the solutions that emerging shared-use mobility offers.   A group of carsharing companies in Singapore have made a successful appeal to government to recognize these opportunities though intelligent public policy. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/car-sharing-firms-call-govt-address-growing-business-costs       … [Read more...]

Charge Ahead California: One Million Electric Cars, Trucks and Buses in Ten Years

Transportation is the single largest source of global warming pollution in California, creating pollutants that harm our environment and our health. But California can get in the driver’s seat and lead the transition from dirty vehicles to clean electric cars, trucks and buses.  http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/programs/cae/charge-ahead-california … [Read more...]

Millennials and the “New American Dream”

http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_PR/millennials-2013-slide-share   … [Read more...]

World Collaborative Mobility Summit, May 7 & 8, 2014

conference.carsharing.org … [Read more...]

Is Car Sharing Operations For You?

Metavera announces the first webinar in its series of bootcamps on how to become a Car Sharing Operator.  Car sharing is now a profitable, high growth, locally-focused business model that is growing rapidly with over 1.7 million members and 43,000 vehicles in service.    Is Car Sharing Operations For You? Wednesday, February 5th 12pm EST  (5pm GMT, 9am PST)   This webinar will answer the following questions Car Sharing Operators need to know:  What are the revenues and … [Read more...]

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