Car Sharing ProgramsBT-4500.4500-150
Neighborhood or workplace-based consortiums that provide cars which people can use when they need them and pay for the service based on how much they drive. Consortium members reserve a car via the organization's website or by telephone. The cars, which are electronically secured, are parked in locations (e.g., lots, transit stations, ramps) that are within a short walk, bike or transit ride of members' homes and workplaces. Users pick up a clean, maintained automobile with a full tank of gas and drive it for as long as needed, only paying for what they use. Membership in a car-sharing service generally includes gas, maintenance, insurance and parking. Membership fees vary based on how an individual plans to use the service and the provider that is selected.