Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ithaca Carshare Is Rolling

Ithaca Carshare became a reality this week, with the arrival on city streets of 6 vehicles shared by members who pay for their use on an hourly basis.

Ithaca Carshare currently has 6 new Nissan Versa 5-door hatchbacks, and plans to add a pickup truck. We spied one of the cars at its permanent pickup spot at the Seneca Street entrance to the Dewitt Mall.

Members pay $50 annually, 20 cents a mile, and $7.95 an hour, or can pay $200 annually for a $4.95 hourly rate.

Ithaca is the smallest city in the country with a carshare program. It is the first in upstate New York.

More information is available at

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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