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Enterprise brings car sharing to Missouri

The "We'll pick you up!" people just launched their WeCar car sharing service at nine locations in downtown St. Louis. It's a nice public-private partnership that serves transit users well. You can even get a Prius. Once these services start spreading further, private car ownership will seem even more silly and wasteful. Light rail isn't even a prerequisite, as Albuquerque, Columbus, Gainesville, and Milwaukee have proven (check this nationwide list). National car-sharing competitors FlexCar and ZipCar merged last year.

Take heed, Downtown Council! Maybe WeCar parent Enterprise Rent-A-Car will forgive us for tarring and feathering them during the downtown arena vote — which boosted rental car taxes — and consider KC for it's next WeCar location.

2 Comments so far

  1. doinkman March 16th, 2008 10:29 pm

    I wonder if the KC rental car tax would apply to a car sharing service? I remember reading somewhere that has been an issue in other cities.

  2. John B March 17th, 2008 11:29 am

    Car Sharing:
    Sign me up.. Makes great sense.

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