Since partnering with Princeton University to make the Enterprise CarShare service readily available to commuters who are interested in on-demand transportation, popularity for the service has tripled in size since its inception, the company announced recently.
At a time when Princeton is looking to cut down on the amount of single-occupancy vehicles driven around campus, Enterprise CarShare provides an automated way for commuters to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day or even overnight.
“CarShare is a smart way for us to help Princeton achieve its traffic reduction goals on campus while simultaneously offering a unique on-demand transportation option for students, staff and faculty – when and where they need it,” corporate rental manager, Kyle Sabie, who oversees CarShare at Enterprise, said in a news release. “We value our longstanding partnership with Princeton and have evolved our program with them over the years to serve their needs.”
The university’s Revise Your Ride program that was implemented just last year now includes automatic enrollment in the Enterprise CarShare service and other sustainability incentives. Sustainability goals at the university include a commitment to reduce commuter car numbers by 15 percent before the year 2020, according to Enterprise.
The Enterprise CarShare partnership with Princeton Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) currently provides 17 vehicles that are consistently available for rent at any hour at a total of nine locations on Princeton’s 500-acre-size campus.
“CarShare is a huge piece of our programming and becoming more popular every year because fewer students are bringing cars to Princeton,” said Kim Jackson, director of TPS at Princeton. “It has enabled the university to commit to our sustainability objectives by reducing the number of vehicles coming on campus.”
“We even have a CarShare pickup truck available now because graduate students who move a lot requested it, and Enterprise delivered," Jackson continued. "I can't say enough good things about how Enterprise has worked with us to find transportation solutions throughout the years.”
Additionally, in more than 35 states, Enterprise CarShare serves more than 125 university campuses and hundreds of business and government agencies, according to Enterprise.
The company said that its most served cities include Atlanta, Hoboken, N.J., Honolulu, Houston, Louisville, Ky., New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Tampa, Fla.
Furthermore, not far from Princeton, Enterprise also said that it has recently joined a new carsharing pilot program at the New York City mayor's office, and became a fleet management partner of Silicon Valley’s autonomous driving startup Voyage.