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Enterprise partners with UW-River Falls to offer car sharing

October 5, 2012

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is partnering with the UW-River Falls to offer car sharing through WeCar by Enterprise. Available to students, faculty and staff, as well as local residents, WeCar by Enterprise is a membership- based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative to the River Falls community. Registered members have access to two fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrids parked in the middle of campus at Wild Rose Avenue and south Sixth Street.

Sustainability coordinator for Student Affairs at UWRF stated, “We are working with WeCar to bring a sustainable and affordable transportation option to our students, faculty and community. This initiative provides students with additional transportation options, even if they don’t have a vehicle on campus. In fact, we hope the program will reduce the need for cars on campus and contribute to our sustainability efforts.”

Students, 18 and older, are eligible for membership in WeCar, which offers aroundthe- clock access to hourly, daily and overnight rentals. WeCar allows members to maintain the benefits of a personal car while only paying for the vehicle when it is being used. Campus car-sharing programs are especially popular with students because they provide a solution to car rental age restrictions, as well as financial concerns associated with having a car on campus.

Members reserve a vehicle online and then access the vehicle using a membership card and return it to the same location. Fuel, basic physical damage to the vehicle and state-required liability protection are included in the standard rate plan.

UWRF students, faculty and staff with a credit card and valid driver’s license can sign up for the program at www.wecar.com/uwrf. Organizations interested in WeCar can learn more at www.wecar.com, and additional information about WeCar is available by following @WeCar on Twitter.