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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/27/2010

VCU to use Zipcars to cut congestion

By Washington Post editors

Virginia Commonwealth University is now using Zipcars, a car-sharing service.

School officials say the company is offering four self-service Zipcars to faculty, staff and students 18 and older. The cars will include a Honda Insight and Civic, a Toyota Prius and a Scion XB.

Those eligible can join Zipcar for a $35 annual fee. The rates are $8 an hour and $66 a day.

VCU officials say the Zipcars are part of the university's efforts to help alleviate congestion on campus and conserve energy.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | August 27, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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The cost for this is completely prohibitive for any normal person, but I guess the liberati would have no problem doing so. Good for those people! Boo for the normal everyday sort of person who cannot afford that cost.

Don't see this going anywhere at all!

Posted by: stinkyliberals | August 27, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse


What you exhibit here is typical idiotic right wing non-logic. Do you know how much owning a car costs? Including gas (free with ZipCar), insurance(provided by ZipCar), loan costs, parking, registration, repairs, deprecation, property tax, maintenance? You probably have no idea. That's because you are a moron. It's the same like when people complain about high costs of building/providing public transportation, without considering how much building and maintaining roads costs all of us.

Depending where you live and work and on your driving needs it may cost less, much much less with ZipCar, or it may not. It depends. For some families it could be a good option instead of buying a second car.

Posted by: yrb1 | August 27, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

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