Bus

CTA expands partnership with Zipcar

Posted on May 13, 2009

Zipcar, Chicago's largest car sharing service, announced the expansion of its partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) with the addition of seven vehicles along the Brown and Blue lines. This brings a total of 18 Zipcars to 12 prominent CTA locations.

The addition of Zipcars along the CTA lines make the service more accessible to existing members and encourages the use of public transportation by providing travel options for transit riders.

CTA joins other transportation leaders across the country that have partnered with Zipcar as part of their offerings. These partnerships include, King County Metro Transit in Seattle, Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, New Jersey Transit and Washington Area Metro Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.

"While CTA provides convenient service throughout Chicago, there are occasions when people need a car to run errands -- like when going to the grocery store," said CTA President Richard L. Rodriguez. "The expansion of this partnership with Zipcar makes it even easier for customers to conveniently combine both modes of travel without the expense of having a car full-time."

As Chicago continues with its plans to have an all-hybrid taxi fleet by 2014, as well as look at other transportation options, such as Chicago's Bike 2015 Plan, Zipcar complements local environmental and transportation goals with its commitment to reduce vehicle miles traveled, carbon emissions and congestion in Chicago.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif. Gov. commemorates new Proterra LA manufacturing facility

Partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, the 100,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to manufacture 400 buses annually.

UTA takes delivery of Provo/Orem BRT bus

The New Flyer Xcelsior 60-foot articulated bus is the first to be delivered and will now go through a thorough testing process.

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

All projects must comply with Buy America regulations, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S., as well as final assembly of vehicles.

WSP USA designing BRT system for TriMet

The 14-mile Division Transit Project will provide an improved high-capacity connection between downtown Portland and the City of Gresham via Division Street.

New Flyer to supply 14 60-foot articulated buses to Brampton Transit

The vehicles will be delivered starting Q1 2018.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close