Enterprise CarShare becomes a member of the CSA

The CarSharing Association is pleased to announce that Enterprise CarShare is now a CSA member. Both Enterprise CarShare and the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand are owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental company in the world and the most comprehensive service provider in the industry.  The company – which acquired Autoshare in March – offers Enterprise CarShare with a suite of products and policies specifically geared to the car-sharing customer experience.  Today, … [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...]

The True Future of Transportation Has Two Big Barriers to Entry

By Susan Shaheen and Matt Christensen In the wake of the automobile's 20th-century boom, the next notable shift in urban transportation may largely be defined by the digitization of mobility, including public transit and shared-vehicle services. With a growing population of multi-modal travelers and the development of shared-use transportation, the demand for seamless access to different modes is rising, particularly as environmental and socio-economic pressures mount. Shared-use mobility … [Read more...]

Seattle reports out after one year with Car2Go on the city streets

When Car2Go wanted to start operations in Seattle, city administration officials made the sharing of operational data and member survey data a requirement of the pilot project. With this data, transportation planners would be able to understand the dynamics of introducing new mobility into an ecosystem of existing modes. Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation published their analysis of Car2Go’s first year operating in the Emerald City. SDOT reported that Car2Go had permits for 330 … [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...]

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...]

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