Mass Transit Key Factor in Expanding Car Sharing, Hertz On Demand Says

In a feature article from Transportation Nation, Hertz On Demand spokesperson Paula Rivera gave some insights on how the company decides on where to roll out its hourly car rental service, or better known as car sharing. Rivera cited public transportation as being a key indicator if a city is ready for a car-sharing program.

Another factor taken into consideration is if the company is able to partner with the city government, such as Hertz On Demand’s recent launch in Miami Beach, Fla. Zipcar, for example, has partnership with the city of Los Angeles, and car2go has a partnership with the city of Austin, Texas.

Zipcar added that it always starts a program with at least two vehicles, and then grows a program from there.

For the full article from Transportation Nation, click on the URL: http://transportationnation.org/2012/01/30/why-do-some-cities-get-car-shares-and-others-not-the-answer/

If you want to see more coverage from Auto Rental News, click on the “car sharing” tag below to read news, magazine articles and blogs on the growing market.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

Car Rental’s Call to Action on Autonomous Vehicles

The car rental industry has built-in advantages to support a world with driverless cars, but it needs to take the next step in partnering with autonomous vehicle stakeholders.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.