Transportation
Partner With A Car Sharing Service

What Is It?

Car-sharing programs allow members to rent cars from numerous locations throughout a city or region for a pre-determined length of time, and later return them to their original location. Although primarily used for short-term rentals, the length of rental time can range anywhere from half an hour or an hour to several days, depending on the particular car-sharing service. Costs are also determined according to each car-sharing program’s business design. In most circumstances, car pickup locations in the city and car availability are online along with an online reservation tool. Gasoline and insurance are often covered under the terms of service.

Benefits

Car-sharing can reduce vehicle miles traveled by providing a readily accessible alternative to owning a car full-time, thereby decreasing traffic congestion and carbon emissions. The car-sharing participant saves money by not having to pay for monthly insurance, maintenance, car payments, or gasoline for a car. Read more.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • A Better City
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Private Bank
  • Community Servings
  • Dana-Farber
  • Epiphany School
  • ERG
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Friends of Post Office Square
  • HNTB
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Meister Consultants
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Peabody Office Furniture
  • Putnam Investments
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • WilmerHale

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Car sharing program available in Boston

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