What is Enterprise CarSharing?
Car sharing arrived in Downtown St. Louis in 2011 as a joint initiative of Enterprise Rent-A-Car based in St. Louis and Citizens for Modern Transit. Formerly known as WeCar, Enterprise CarShare now has cars located throughout St. Louis.
Car sharing provides a big benefit to transit riders, enabling them to get along with fewer cars. Transit riders also can use Enterprise CarShare for the CMT Guaranteed Ride Home program rather than a taxi for that emergency ride.
For those who have ruled out transit because they need their car during the middle of the day for errands or meetings, CarShare is the perfect answer – providing them an option and an even bigger incentive to use transit.
Why is Car Sharing smart?
Car Sharing is when members of a community share a fleet of vehicles. With Car Sharing, you can have a vehicle at your fingertips when you need one, but won’t have all the hassle and expense of having to drive your car to work.
Why is Car Sharing economical?
With this program, members only use a vehicle when they need one, which means they only pay for a vehicle when they need one! Members pay one low hourly rate which includes gas, physical damage protection, and maintenance.
Benefits of Enterprise CarShare
- Available 24 hours a day
- Fuel included
- Included mileage (up to 200 miles per day; additional miles are $0.20 per mile)
- Physical damage protection for all members subject to a retained responsibility of $0 per incident to the Program member.
- Liability protection for all members (up to the state minimum required amount)
- 24 Hour roadside assistance
- More available parking
- Promotes an environmentally friendly solution for transportation needs
How it works . . .
The way the program works: First, sign up at www.enterprisecarshare.com. The cost to register is a one-time application fee of $20 (currently waived for new registrants), and an annual fee of $50 (currently discounted to $35 per year). However, CMT members who enter Citizens for Modern Transit under “Name of referring member” will receive a discount.
- This program is open to all qualified applicants ages 21 and up
- Valid driver’s license
- Valid major credit card in your name
After registering for Enterprise CarShare, members will be mailed a key fob that allows access to the cars. Reservations are made over the internet. The cost for use is $9 per hour ($65 per day); the overnight fee is $40.
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