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2014-09-23 12:21:44

DUBLIN, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b64qmr/global_carsharing) has announced the addition of the "Global Carsharing Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b64qmr/global_carsharing ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A carsharing service is a membership-based, self-service system with a network of stations and...

2014-09-15 16:20:33

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About CarsharingCarsharing is a membership-based, self-service system that consists a network of stations and vehicles. In this system, vehicles are owned by a separate firm or an organization, or individuals, and are shared by users for a short period. Over the past three decades, carsharing has grown from a basic service provided by popular organizations to a widely recognized Urban Transport industry. It is developing into a globalized...

2014-09-09 16:20:57

Jim Ward, BidPrime's VP of Business Development authors an article analyzing how new forms of public transit are showing in recent and upcoming government bids and contracts. The data suggests that more municipalities are issuing contracts for car-sharing and also researching new mobile applications to counter upstart ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber. AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a special focus on how the sharing economy has spread to public transit,...

2014-09-05 12:20:27

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridj, the world's first smart mass transportation system, announced today that it has closed a $4 million dollar seed round from Atlas Ventures, NextView Ventures, and others. Additionally, Gabe Klein will be joining the founding team in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Most recently Gabe was Commissioner of the DOT in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and prior to that was Director of the Washington D.C. DOT under Mayor Adrian...

2014-08-27 12:22:35

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Carsharing Market 2014-2018" research report to its store. A car sharing service is a membership-based, self-service system with a network of stations and vehicles; it provides an alternative to traditional car ownership. It is a mode of transport where vehicles are owned by a separate firm or organization or individuals who share these vehicles for a short period of time. Over the past three decades, car...

2014-08-05 08:20:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP's 38 million members now have access to cost-effective and convenient 'wheels when you want them' at an exclusively discounted annual rate, thanks to a new agreement with Zipcar, the world's leading membership-based car sharing network. AARP members new to Zipcar save $20 off the regular $60 annual membership fee, a 33 percent savings, and in addition receive $40 towards free driving when reserving cars. Zipcars are available 24/7 and...

2014-07-23 23:05:40

Innovation and Influence Coming From Tech Firms More Than Auto Industry With 8 of 10 Most Influential Executives Coming From Firms Including Google, Uber, Zipcar, & Cruise. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Self-driving cars are not yet on dealer lots, but the space is heating up and it’s being led by tech companies while traditional automakers make efforts to catch-up. A new Appinions’ Influence study released today, found Google to be far and away the leader of the “10 Most...

2014-05-14 16:20:52

Ride along with Coast Hotels and a fleet of bloggers as they drive across Canada and down the U.S. West Coast--sharing refreshingly local(TM) stories, photos and a Zipcar along the way VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coast Hotels, the refreshingly local(TM) North American hotel group, is announcing the start of the Great Coast Road Trip tomorrow, May 15, 2014. With Zipcar, the world leader in car sharing, as the exclusive transportation partner, the interactive...

2014-04-09 23:24:42

Project will expand carsharing across San Francisco, promises to reduce parking congestion, improve environment & boost local economy. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 It is official, Getaround is one of three carsharing services selected by the SFMTA as a partner in the new Carsharing Policy and Pilot Project in San Francisco. In addition, the SFMTA is releasing the on and off-street parking spot selections and the project launch timeline. Getaround is the leading...

2014-03-20 16:27:27

Firm honored with Best Office design and People's Choice awards for high performance workspace BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that its design for the new global headquarters of Zipcar Inc. was honored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New England Chapter. The project received an Interior Design Award in the Best Office Category...


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