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Car Sharing Arrives on US Campuses

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Written by Dr. Stacey Little, program director, Transportation and Logistics Management at American Public University
November 19, 2014
During a recent visit to Columbus, Ohio, I made a stop by The Ohio State University campus. I was surprised to see two-seater, blue and white car2go smart cars parked in various spots throughout campus. This was my first look at a transportation option that is a growing trend at campuses across the country.
Car2go is an on demand, street parking, one-way car sharing model. It is available to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Member benefits include free parking in car2go designated spots. In addition, students, faculty and staff can find an available car2go near them by using a smartphone app, searching the car2go website, or calling a customer service number. The rental fee is 38 cents per minute of use (not parked) and includes fuel and insurance.

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