April 9, 2014
University of Bridgeport students who don’t own a car can still get on the open road, thanks to Zipcar, the car-sharing company that will begin offering its services on campus starting Thursday, April 10.
University and Zipcar representatives will launch the program and be available to answer questions at the Ped Mall in front of Cox Student Center from10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“This is a win-win for the environment and our students,” said Dean of Students Edina Oestreicher. “Many of our students are eager to explore Connecticut and other places not currently served by public transportation. Our agreement with Zipcar will help get them on the road, while reducing our carbon footprint, too.”
UB will initially offer three vehicles, including a Ford Focus, Ford Escape and a Honda Fit, which will be located in the Security Parking Lot and Wisteria Parking Lot. Zipcars are available on-demand and can reserved with the Zipcar mobile application on iPhones and Androids, over the phone, or on Zipcar’s website.
UB students, faculty and staff who are at least 18 years old who are licensed drivers can join Zipcar for a first-time membership fee of $25 at www.zipcar.com/bridgeport.
Rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus start at $7.50 per hour up to $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, a reserved parking spot and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.
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