Zipcar service now available at RIT

Students and public can use cars per hour, or day




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Two Zipcars are now available on the RIT campus for use.

Rochester Institute of Technology has teamed up with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area.

Two cars, a Ford Focus and Ford Escape, are based on the RIT campus and available for 24-hour use by Zipcar members. Membership for RIT students, faculty and staff costs $15 a year (which includes a $35 credit for the first month) and starts at $7.50 an hour or $69 a day.

Gas, insurance and maintenance are free, and a valid driver’s license and credit card are required.

“Zipcar is great for students, and for our sustainability goals,” said RIT Student Government President Nick Giordano. “Providing these type of services to students mean an opportunity for students to get off campus and not have to solely rely on friends to drive them places.”

Giordano said students will now have more of the chance to experience the food, entertainment and culture of the region, and open up the city’s professional networks by allowing students to get off campus to job interviews and networking events.

“And sustainability-wise, fewer cars being brought to campus all-year long is always a good thing,” he said.

For more information or to sign up, visit: www.zipcar.com/rit.

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Two Zipcars are now available on the RIT campus for use.