USF to provide “car-sharing” services
The University of South Florida is taking the initiative along with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide “car-sharing” services to USF students and employees.
The new USF WeCar program serves a dual purpose:
- Through this program, USF hopes to alleviate some of the university’s parking and transportation challenges
- This program contributes to USF’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint in an effort to meet goals set by the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment
The WeCar program offers three Toyota Prius hybrids and one Ford Escape hybrid. WeCar participants make reservations online, pick up the vehicles at designated on campus parking spots and return them to the same location. A magnetic card opens the doors and starts the rental clock.
After users pay a one-time $20 registration fee and $50 annual membership fee, hourly fees, which includes gas and insurance will run $10 per hour for a Prius and $12 hourly for the Escape.
Since there are 20,856 parking spaces and more than 48,000 parking permits, the intent is to sign up at least 200 USF students and employees to decrease the burden on the already maxed out campus parking lots.
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