Entries in the Category "Car Sharing"

Car Sharing Expands to CIA, CIM Students

CWRU's Enterprise CarShare Program has now expanded to include students from the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. "Given their affiliations with CWRU, it was an organic extension of the CWRU carshare program" said CWRU Travel manager Michael Kurutz. "Many CIA and CIM students need an easy, cost-effective, short-term transportation option. Enterprise Carshare is a great solution."

CIA and CIM students have their own signup pages at www.enterprisecarshare.com and enjoy the same great rates (hourly, overnight, daily) as CWRU students and staff. CIA and CIM members also will enjoy up to 200 free miles per day and no gasoline charges. Cars are conveniently positioned in the Veale Athletic Center garage and Lot 75 surface parking behind Mitchell's Ice Cream.

For a limited time, new members can enjoy a reduced $10 annual membership fee while receiving a $35 driving credit (through September 30th). Click here for the special offer code.

WeCar Becomes Enterprise CarShare

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the company that owns WeCar, has changed the WeCar name to Enterprise CarShare. The official change occurred on April 15th. In the coming weeks, signage and website collateral will be transitioned to the new name.

“The broad-based brand recognition associated with Enterprise is a key reason behind the move” according to Michael Kurutz, Travel Services Manager at Case Western Reserve University. “With excellent growth in Enterprise's car sharing portfolio across the country, it’s a perfect time to consolidate what has become a confusing basket of smaller brand names into one well-known major car-share brand.”

Enterprise CarShare is a good alternative for students who want to lower the cost and hassle of individual car ownership. Unlike traditional rental companies, members of Enterprise CarShare can rent when they turn 18. Pricing for members starts at $8 per hour and $36 for an overnight rental. Gasoline and up to 200 miles per day are included. State minimum insurance is also included for members without coverage. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are parked on campus for quick access.

Kurutz said the CWRU program has grown to over 170 members in the first year. “While the WeCar name and graphics are changing, the company and its reliable, convenient rental product are staying the same. That's the best news of all."

Enterprise CarShare is now available at 70 universities across the U.S., as well as a number of U.S. municipalities.

CWRU students and employees can learn more at www.enterprisecarshare.com.