Transportation Sustainability Research Center releases 2014 Carsharing Outlook

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), under the direction of Dr. Susan Shaheen, have released their car-sharing outlook for 2014.  Despite the entrance of peer-to-peer application based rideshare companies, the outlook for carsharing remains steady.  Angelenos are still patiently waiting for LADOT to select another carshare provider since Hertz bailed on their awarded contract.

The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing

Back when this websites owner started her Los Angeles based carshare program, LAXCarshare, she engaged the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and transportation leader, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (LACMTA) about starting their own carshare, utilizing their own resources.  Landscape activist, Glen Dake, posed this question on twitter today “Does Eric Garcetti have aContinue reading “The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing”

San Francisco creates on-street parking for carshare operators, residents cry foul

San Francisco is well known for its parking constraints.  The city is home to nearly 10 carshare companies:  DriveNow, RelayRides, Getaround, Zipcar and City Car Share and growing.  As SFMTA seeks to create 900 on-street parking spaces for carsharing, many residents are crying foul at the prospect of those who place their cars in P2P networks,Continue reading “San Francisco creates on-street parking for carshare operators, residents cry foul”

Daimler’s Car2go shuts down in London as they expand into Los Angeles

Daimler’s Car2go rent by the minute service recently launched in the South Bay and rates are astronomical at $14/hour.  You can use the car to drive wherever you want but you are only allowed to return the car in what they call the “home” area.