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Some good news from UAB for people who don’t own a car. UAB is partnering with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to provide vehicles on campus for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over.
The program will officially launch today – September 21st with two vehicles available for reservation. UAB’s director of Parking and Transportation, Andre Davis and a Zipcar representative will be on-site, at the UAB Hill Student Center Amphitheatre beginning at 10:00am, to showcase the new service and answer questions.
These will be the first Zipcar vehicles in Birmingham.
The new Zipcar service will give students the freedom to get on or off campus without the hassle of owning a car while also helping UAB meet sustainability goals by reducing the need for personal vehicles on campus.
This self-service transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gas, maintenance, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates.
Zipcar is the largest and most longstanding campus car-sharing provider, with a presence on more than 600 colleges and universities across North America. The annual membership fee for employees and students is $15 for the first year and $25 per year afterward. The hourly rate starts at $7.50, daily $69 and overnight $35. The hourly rate is all-inclusive; each car comes with a prepaid fuel card. The first 180 miles are free, but users are charged $0.20 for every mile exceeding that limit. For more information, visit www. zipcar.com/uab.