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UB Partners with Zipcar to Offer Green Transportation Option

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The University at Buffalo has partnered with Zipcar Inc., to provide the campus with access to the world's leading car-sharing service. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older. Zipcar is an environmentally friendly alternative that supports UB's Climate Action Plan and its efforts to improve campus sustainability. Every Zipcar takes 15 to 20 privately owned vehicles off the road.

Zipcar makes freedom, cost savings and helping the environment extremely easy for UB. Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars can be reserved for as short as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all UB vehicles start as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day (24 hours).

The annual membership fee for anyone affiliated with UB is only $15. UB students, faculty and staff can join at External Site Link Icon . For business use, departmental accounts are available for UB departments using an approved university P-Card. Please read the Policy Statement on the right hand sidebar regarding UB Zipcar departmental accounts.

Cars are self service; they can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day. UB Zipcars are located in convenient spaces in high demand areas. Vehicles are located on the North Campus, at the UB Student Union and in the Fargo Lot near Greiner Hall, and on the South Campus in the Main/Bailey Lot near the Goodyear Hall walkway and in the Townsend Lot Main Street end. Zipcar even offers a fun and functional iPhone app that will honk the horn to locate a Zipcar and unlock the doors for members. Zipcar utilizes a network of local vendors to service and clean its fleet.

For more information, including how to enroll in Zipcar at the University at Buffalo, please visit: External Site Link Icon .

About Zipcar

Zipcar operates in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car.

Parking & Transportation Services | University at Buffalo | 106 Spaulding Quadrangle | Buffalo, NY 14261-0054 | Tel: (716) 645-3943 | Fax: (716) 645-3944 | Director: Maria Wallace | Asst. Director: Chris Austin | E-Mail: Parking | Transportation