By SARA GIBONEY
KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney students have a new affordable transportation option.
Enterprise CarShare launched Friday. The program offers a convenient way for college students, faculty and staff to rent a car for an hour, a day, a weekend or longer.
“UNK is pleased to offer this service because it’s something students have been interested in, not only for convenience but for affordability, compared to having a vehicle on campus,” said Scott Benson, assistant director of business services.
“It’s good for UNK, good for the environment and good for students, and that’s a winning combination. The new program will improve parking availability on campus and reduce the carbon footprint by encouraging car share services.”
A Nissan Rogue and Nissan Sentra are available to rent for $5 per hour, $65 for a day or $35 overnight during the fall semester. Rates will increase slightly during the spring semester.
Enterprise CarShare is convenient for students to make day trips with friends, go grocery shopping, drive to job interviews and more, Benson said. “CarShare will provide transportation options for international students or students who don’t have the means to purchase a car.”
Students or staff must become an Enterprise member to use the service. Now through Dec. 31, Enterprise CarShare is offering new members a discounted application fee of $1 and waiving the $25 first-year membership fee when entering promotional code 1ToJoin. A credit card and a driver’s license are required to become a member of Enterprise CarShare.
Reservations only can be made online and vehicles are picked up on the east side of the Nebraskan Student Union. Fuel, physical damage and liability protection and roadside assistance are included with the rental. For more information, go to www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/unk.html.
This program is available to UNK students and employees, and the community. International students are able to use the service using their international driver’s licenses.
“Some students may choose not to bring a car to campus because there will be an alternate option on campus,” Benson said. “Students, staff and faculty can avoid the costs and expenses associated with owning a car.”
Enterprise CarShare is available in more than 35 states, Canada and the U.K. on more than 100 university campuses.
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