...Zipcars are now available on campus.
Upstate launches a partnership with Zipcar, Inc.
Upstate Medical University has launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., the world's leading car-sharing network, to offer a Zipcar program on campus. The convenient transportation option is available at an affordable rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff 18 and older, as well as members of the local community 21 and over.
Upstate members can join for $25 per year, with on-campus Zipcar vehicles starting at $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. Gas, insurance, reserved parking spots, up to 180 miles of driving per day and roadside assistance are included. Cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days. Upstate students, faculty and staff can join at www.zipcar.com/upstate.
"Introducing Zipcar to the Upstate campus continues our work on fulfilling our sustainability mission," added Tom Pelis, assistant vice president for facilities and planning. "Providing this alternative to students, faculty and employees will reduce daily commuter traffic and lessen Upstate's carbon footprint."
Upstate initially offers two vehicles, based in campus lots near Geneva Tower. Zipcars are self-service and can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle. Members can also use Zipcar's "Reserve a Zipcar" app on Facebook to view available Zipcars and make, extend or cancel a reservation all from their Facebook account. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar's website.
For information on how you, your department, your team, your class can become involved in Upstate's "Think Green" program, contact Darlene Ford at email@example.com or 315 464-7114.