Seattle Plans to Expand Car-Sharing Program

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

Seattle City Council’s Transportation Committee passed legislation to expand its free-floating car share program from 500 vehicles to 3,000 vehicles.

Currently, Seattle’s car-share pilot program consists of 500 car2go vehicles, according to the Seattle City Council website. The expansion would include 3,000 vehicles provided by four car-sharing companies.

Expanding the car-share pilot program would allow additional operators to enter the Seattle market, encourage consumer choice and transportation options and adjust permit fees to more accurately represent program costs, according to the city council website.

Each operator will be allowed 500 car-sharing vehicles (or 750 vehicles if offering citywide service), and an operator must provide citywide service after operating in Seattle for two years, says the website.

For more information, visit www.seattlegov/transportation.

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