Drive Smart with Ithaca Carshare

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Veronique, an Ithaca Carshare member, with Carl the Car

The average American car owner spends $8,000 a year to own, insure, maintain and fuel their cars. That’s a big chunk of change for something that sits parked 95% of the time! Carsharing is a great way to significantly lower your car costs or gain access to a car when you need one.

Ithaca Carshare is our local carsharing organization. Members have 24/7 self-serve access to cars located all around Ithaca, including a mini-van and pickup truck. Trips can be booked by the hour, and only pay for the slice of time they use.

Carsharing is the perfect compliment to your SmartTrips toolkit when you have a lot of cargo to carry or just want to get out and explore the beautiful Finger Lakes for the afternoon. Vehicles are located near TCAT bus stops, making transition from bus to carshare a breeze. Details and application are at www.ithacacarshare.org/join. SmartTrips participants can get a free application ($40 value).