Take Advantage of Car Sharing on Campus

 

Faculty, staff, and students eighteen and older now have access to Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing service.

Representatives from Zipcar are on campus today with information on how to sign up and get started. They can be found on the Pedestrian Walkway until 1:00 p.m. and then at Presidential Courtyard from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Two Zipcars are parked on campus, a Ford Focus and a Honda Civic. The cars are parked near Presidential Courtyard at the intersection of 20th Street and Andy Holt Avenue. Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff, and students start at $7.50 per hour and $69 per day.

To join Zipcar, visit the website. Once you’re a member, reserve a self-service, on-demand car online or on your phone for as short as an hour or as long as four days. Let yourself into the car with your unique Zipcard. (The keys are already in the car.) Just make sure to return the car at the end of your reservation.

Zipcards take about three to five business days to receive through the mail, though Zipcar representatives on campus have a limited number of Zipcards for those who can’t wait to get started. Zipcars will be available to reserve this evening.

Faculty and staff may sign up for the student fee of of $35 per year, though Zipcar is currently waiving the fee for the first year thanks to a grant form the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization. To join, visit the website.

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