Last updated: 03:00 AM ET, Fri August 28 2015

Boston Teaming with ZipCar and Enterprise for DriveBoston Program

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | August 28, 2015

Boston Teaming with ZipCar and Enterprise for DriveBoston Program

Photo courtesy of ZipCar

Many major cities in the United States are buying into the car-share craze, and Boston is continuing to stay in front of the trend by adding another 80 new car-share vehicles to the city’s DriveBoston program.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced Wednesday that the city was teaming up with ZipCar and Enterprise Carshare to station the new vehicles in dedicated spaces, including many areas that are currently underserved by car-share options.

To accommodate the new vehicles being implemented, the Boston Transportation Department will begin outfitting its lots for the expansion immediately. The first location will be at the Ruggles Street lot in Dudley Square.

The Boston Transportation Department will continue rolling out new locations throughout the fall including 12 spots in Roxbury, 10 spots in Dorchester, eight spots in Jamaica Plain and the rest scattered around the city.

Mayor Walsh released a statement about the program, saying, “All of our residents deserve the opportunity to access car-share vehicles and I am pleased we are able to expand Drive Boston to additional neighborhoods. DriveBoston is an important tool to lessen our reliance on car ownership and relieve parking congestion throughout Boston.”

The DriveBoston program was established to achieve three main goals: creating mobility hubs at key stations and along bus routes to strengthen the city's transportation network, reducing the number of private vehicles per household to relieve parking pressure, and to better connect the Main Street business districts.

For more information and car availability, check out the city’s official DriveBoston website.

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