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 vehicle use starts at $7.50 an hour or $69 a day.
Gas, insurance and maintenance are free. 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 types of services to students means 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 chances 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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