Enterprise Buys Triangle to Expand Southeast Footprint

Enterprise Holdings announced it has acquired Triangle Rent A Car, based in Raleigh, N.C. The purchase includes the Triangle brand, locations, websites and a majority of its fleet, including its van and truck rental business.

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Expedia to Purchase Orbitz Worldwide for $1.6B

Online travel agency Expedia announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Orbitz Worldwide Inc., including all of Orbitz’s brands, for $12 per share in cash. This represents an enterprise value of about $1.6 billion.

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Mileage Stays High on Rental Resale Vehicles in January

Wholesale used vehicle prices increased in January and pushed the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to a reading of 125.3, an increase of 2.5% from a year ago. Additionally, rental resale vehicles remained at the record high mileage level posted in December.

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Zimride, Lehigh University Launch Ride-Matching Network

Pennsylvania’s Lehigh University has partnered with Zimride by Enterprise, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to launch an online ride-matching service that connects drivers and passengers heading to the same area.

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FlightCar Expands Peer-to-Peer Service to San Jose Airport

Peer-to-peer carsharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to include San Jose International Airport (SJC). The company now serves travelers at all of California’s Bay Area airports.

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Lyft Updates Pink Mustache Branding

For 2015, ride-sharing Lyft has updated its look with a new pink “glowstache.”

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Bismarck Airport Car Wash to be Privately Funded

The Bismarck City Commission has decided to work with Conrac Solutions, an operator of consolidated airport facilities, to build and operate a car wash at Bismarck Municipal Airport.

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Boston to Sell Parking Spots for Carsharing

In the coming months, the city of Boston is planning to launch a one-year pilot program where it will sell at least 200 public parking spots to carsharing companies.

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Domestic Cars Outperform Trucks in January Depreciation

Full-size cars finished January with the strongest retention value in a month that saw used vehicles depreciate 1.2 percent, according to Black Book's monthly report.

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Avis Wins Top Honors at World Travel Awards

At the 2014 World Travel Awards, Avis Car Rental was named “World’s Leading Car Rental Company,” “World’s Leading Luxury Car Rental Company” and “World’s Leading Car Rental Company Website.”

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Gaining Insight beyond the Quarterly Headlines

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