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