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Sep 06

Zip around town

New program provides a sustainable and cost effective alternative to car ownership on campus.

Kettering University launched a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older.

Kettering will initially offer two vehicles, including Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback models, which will be located in parking lot three, near the southeast corner of Thompson Hall, facing the Mott Building. Zipcars are available on-demand and can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This year, Kettering University members can join for $25, with rates on campus Zipcar vehicles starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, reserved parking spots and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days. Kettering University students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar at www.zipcar.com/kettering.

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