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Auto Rental Summit Offers Certification Program

During this year’s Auto Rental Summit, the Rental Car Professional (RCP) certification program — developed by the Center for International Retail Automotive Standards (CIRAS) — will be offered on Monday Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Auto Rental Summit Fleet Workshop Finalized

Auto Rental Summit announces the roundtable topics, speakers and panelists for the three-hour “Fleet Jam Session” to open the 2014 Auto Rental Summit.

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Enterprise CEO Recognized in Fortune's Women in Business List

Pam Nicholson, the CEO of Enterprise Holdings, was named as No. 22 on Fortune magazine’s annual list of the top 50 powerful women in business.

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Lyft Acquires Ride-Sharing Platform Hitch

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing Lyft has acquired Hitch, a ride-sharing mobile app platform that connects multiple passengers traveling along similar routes.

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Zipcar Brings Car Sharing to City of Dallas

Zipcar has partnered with the City of Dallas to launch its car-sharing service under a pilot program. Six Zipcar vehicles will be available in designated city-owned lots.

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Silvercar Raises $14M in Venture Capital

With plans to continue to expand its Audi A4 rental service, Silvercar has raised $14 million more in venture capital from investors, including Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin.

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Verizon Launches Car-Sharing Mobile App

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has announced that its Verizon Auto Share, a car-sharing mobile app, will be available before the end of 2014.

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Columbus Votes in Favor of Car-Sharing Program

After a one-year pilot program, the Columbus City Council wants to make car2go’s car-sharing service permanent within the city.

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Alamo Offers Disney Vacations Contest

As the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Alamo Rent A Car will be awarding Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line vacations as part of its “From Coast to Castle” contest.

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Updated Website Displays Available Exotic Rentals

Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car of Hollywood has updated its website, making it easier for customers to check the availability of exotic vehicles on their intended rental day.

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