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Chicago Transit to add electric vehicle charging stations

Bus| December 15, 2011
Four charging stations will serve vehicles used by Chicago car-sharing services I-Go and Zipcar — both of which are expanding their fleets to include electric vehicles — at the first charging facilities at a CTA station.

Stanford staff paid not to drive

University| November 14, 2011
The university instead encourages faculty to take advantage of a number of other programs including free regional train and bus passes, a free shuttle to the university and free hours in an auto-sharing program such as Zipcar.
Mobility| September 12, 2011

U. of Illinois students bringing fewer cars

Reports a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of students purchasing parking permits in the last four years. Meanwhile, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus ridership has reached record levels.
University| August 22, 2011

Washington State U. contracts with Zipcar

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile applications to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles as well as honk the horn to help locate the vehicle.
Mobility| August 8, 2011

Profile: Calif. campus tries to grow non-vehicle transportation usage

To help encourage fewer vehicles on campus, UC Irvine offers a number of sustainable commuting options, including carpool matching services, vanpools, carpools, Zipride and Zimride car sharing programs, and train subsidies to reduce monthly transportation expenses and the university's overall carbon footprint.
University| July 11, 2011

High taxes threaten car sharing industry

Because the services are subject to the full array of taxes imposed on traditional car rentals, the car sharing industry is experiencing losses.
University| May 23, 2011

UT Profile: U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee increases student transit options

In addition to offering a shuttle service to on-campus residents and Zipcar to both those on- and off-campus, the university recently partnered with Zimride, a rideshare service that uses a social networking format to connect students to carpooling opportunities. Recent new additions, NextBus and an app, make the shuttle program more efficient.
Bus| April 25, 2011

Sacramento State joins Zipcar, asks students to chip in for transit

Last year, Associated Students Inc. agreed to pay $71,228 to pay off the Sacramento Regional Transit contract, because the $7.50-per-student fee did not cover the full costs.
University| January 10, 2011

Michigan State U. adds Zipcar service

The University has partnered with Zipcar to offer students, staff and faculty use of six rental cars; three are hybrids.
Bus| January 10, 2011

U. of Portland’s green transportation efforts pay off

A shuttle service, subsidized by TriMet and the University, saw a record-breaking 5,000 riders in a four-month period ending in November. Meanwhile, the University recently acquired two more Zipcars to meet a spike in demand from students and faculty.

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