Another university will begin offering a car-sharing program, this one from rental car giant Hertz. The University of Arizona, Tucson, will have 10 cars parked mostly near the school’s dorms available for short-term rentals beginning about the middle of August.
As with most car-sharing programs, students, faculty and staff need to register for the program and receive a contactless membership card that can be used to unlock the cars. The rental cost is $8 to $10 an hour. University officials think it will cut down on traffic congestion on the campus plus it will save students or faculty the cost of a parking permit, which runs $353 to $568 a year.