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...]

JustShareIt becomes a CSA Affiliate

The CarSharing Association is pleased to announce that JustShareIt (JSI) is now a CSA Affiliate. JSI offers a car rental marketplace and a cloud-based technology platform for car sharing and car rental operators. JSI has a mobile app that provides consumers with instant access to vehicles on an hourly or daily basis. JSI offers a mobility platform that performs new member approval processes (e.g. driving record, credit rating, etc) and allows carsharing and car rental operators to … [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...]

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...]

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