We at the Car Share Directory have been highly critical of the role of the Car Sharing Association (CSA). The organization is well known for the annual carshare conferences, but sadly, that is all. We have yet to read about the vast contributions to the carsharing community, as a whole, until this recent post surfaced.
Looks like startup company PATS Car Share, based out of San Jose, CA, has closed up shop. Their website is dismantled and they are looking for investors.
A new bike share program in New York has banned people who weigh over 260 pounds from signing up.
Now that Zipcar has been acquired by Avis Rental Car, Zipcars have landed at many of the Avis airport locations. Utilizing their own parking lots, Avis is saving money while simultaneously going head to head with Enterprise and Hertz for the many travelers who utilize car sharing when out of town. Read the full press [...]
The Kirkpatrick Foundation, founded in 1955 by John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick, is a private family foundation located in Oklahoma City. With a legacy of giving in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, the foundation continues to fund arts, culture, education, animal concerns, and environmental and preservation organizations today. The Kirkpatrick Foundation distributes approximately $2 million annually [...]
SideCar is a revolutionary iPhone app that allows users are able to use the app to find people headed in the same direction they are going. Sounds similar to Zimride that matches riders with empty seats, SideCar is being called “illegal taxis” in some cities. Philadelphia and most recently Austin, have issued cease and desist [...]