NYC Passes Bill to Establish Carsharing Program

Photo via Wikimedia.
Photo via Wikimedia.

New York City has passed a bill to bring carsharing into its city fleet. The city will establish a carsharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the city, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement and inspection vehicles.

Over a five-year period beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, New York City would need to reduce the size of its passenger vehicle fleet by at least 9% through strategies like carsharing. The city would be required to submit annual reports on the program to the city council, according to the Committee on Transportation.

New York City owns and operates almost 27,000 vehicles as part of its municipal fleet, costing about $700 million annually, according to the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Currently, light-duty passenger vehicles make up 42% of New York City’s fleet. Since 2012, the city has been trying to streamline fleet operations and lower costs.

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

6 Takeaways from the 2018 International Car Rental Show

Technological solutions are finally moving from reality to theory, peer-to-peer platforms are being redefined, China has the biggest room for growth, while Sixt’s U.S. aspirations have only just begun.

The Irony of Customer Service in the Digital Age

Sure, any company would jump at the chance to use technology to reduce labor costs. But it also comes with some big, red, flashing warning lights.

Market Forces Driving Car Rental in 2018

An analysis of the conference calls of Avis Budget Group and Hertz Global Holdings reveal trends and initiatives involving fleet right sizing, pricing, ancillary revenue opportunities, and renting to ride-hailing drivers.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>