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Enterprise CarShare Offering Free Parking in Downtown Salt Lake City

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Enterprise CarShare – served by the local Enterprise Rent-A-Car network – is now offering free downtown parking to members who rent a hybrid vehicle, all in partnership with the city government. The free metered parking is part of a new green vehicle initiative in Salt Lake City.

Vehicles that achieve a minimum fuel economy or air pollution score are designated as “green vehicles” and therefore eligible for a special permit allowing up to two free hours of parking. “By making the most of alternative forms of transportation like car sharing, as well as by promoting the use of hybrids, we can help Salt Lake City residents get around more sustainably,” said Neil Hafer, vice president and general manager for Enterprise in Utah.

When Enterprise’s car-sharing program launched in Salt Lake City late 2013, the area became the seventh major U.S. market to offer Enterprise CarShare. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and Utah Valley University are partners with Enterprise in providing affordable car-sharing services to Salt Lake City and Wasatch Front residents and local businesses. Also supporting this car-sharing initiative is the Utah Department of Transportation’s “TravelWise” program, which incorporates a set of strategies that encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to use alternatives to driving alone and thereby reduce energy consumption, optimize mobility and improve air quality in Utah.

Today, Enterprise CarShare is available in more than 35 U.S. states, Canada and the U.K., on more than 80 university campuses and on 40 government and business campuses. Putting vehicles right where people live and work, and making them available around the clock for hourly, daily and overnight rentals, makes Enterprise CarShare a cost-effective, hassle-free supplement to public transit.

Enterprise CarShare Comes to SLC

enterprisecarshareWe have good news for Salt Lake City residents looking for a way to leave their car at home, or eliminate the need for a second car altogether.

Enterprise CarShare has landed in Salt Lake City!

The network of cars that can be rented by the hour includes 30 vehicles (trucks, sedans and SUVs) located in strategic places along the Wasatch Front, from Provo to downtown Salt Lake City.

By putting vehicles right where people live and work, and by making them available around the clock for hourly, daily and overnight rentals, Enterprise CarShare is a cost-effective, hassle-free supplement to public transit.

Now here’s the great news. As a special introductory offer, it is free to join the program until January 31, 2014! Plus you can enjoy discounted hourly rates at $5 an hour for economy and midsize cars, and $7 an hour for standard cars, SUVs and trucks. And yes, the rates include gas and insurance fees. Read more