Vroom Vroom: Zipcars Now For Rent at Metro Lines in LA - NBC Southern California

Vroom Vroom: Zipcars Now For Rent at Metro Lines in LA

It's a convenience that will eventually help ease congestion, promoters for the campaign said.

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    Metro to Join Up With Zipcar

    Metro is joining forces with a popular car share service to make it easier to get around and even easier to use mass transit. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015. (Published Friday, May 29, 2015)

    A new way to get around town involving a partnership between the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Zipcar was announced Friday.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made the announcement about the high tech, car share company giving customers the chance to rent a car for an hour or a day from any one of the now nine Metro stops and Union Station.

    "We have to help Angelenos not from our point A to point B... but to their point A to point B.. without needing to own a car," he said.

    After registering online with a driver's license and a credit card, the "member" gets a data card.

    Pasadena is Reserving Prime Parking for Zipcars

    [LA] Pasadena is Reserving Prime Parking for Zipcars
    Parking headaches in one Southern California city are about to get worse. Pasadena is reserving parking spaces on public streets as part of a pilot program for Zipcars – corporate-owned vehicles to encourage ride sharing. Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014)

    "You have to wave the card over the outside window, it opens it, the keys are inside, and when you're done, hold the card up and now the car is locked down and no one can use it unless they have a reservation and a zip card," Barry Vanderable said, a fleet operations manager with Zipcar.

    It's a convenience that will eventually help ease congestion, promoters for the campaign said.

    Zipcar already has over 20,000 users in Los Angeles and continues to grow.

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