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Zipcar Pulls into CSUSM on Feb. 11

Media Adivsory by Margaret Chantung

What: A new car sharing program at California State University San Marcos aims to reduce traffic congestion and provide an additional sustainable mode of transportation for solo drivers. Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, will station two cars in designated parking spots in the CSUSM Parking Structure. The new cars, a Ford C-Max Hybrid and a Nissan Versa, can be reserved via the Zipcar app or the Zipcar website.

The cars are an especially convenient option for residential and international students without vehicles, as well as for transit commuters who want to run errands during the day. All 18+ CSUSM students, and 21+ faculty, staff and community members who have a valid driver’s license are eligible to apply for a Zipcar membership.

CSUSM students, faculty and staff can join Zipcar for $15, with rates starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. Gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.

When: CSUSM will host a Zipcar launch event on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: University Plaza, California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.

Why: Parking and Commuter Services at CSUSM aims to offer and promote alternate modes of transportation that are environmentally friendly and effective. Zipcar, which was founded in 2000, is currently operating on more than 500 college and university campuses throughout North America, by far the largest such presence among car sharing brands.