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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 4, 2015

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | December 04, 2015

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 4, 2015

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Uber and Enterprise Team Up for New Rental Car Program
Uber and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have teamed up for a first-of-its-kind rental car program in Denver that would allow potential Uber drivers to rent vehicles from Enterprise to use while picking up customers.

Hertz Appoints New General Manager for UK
Earlier this week, The Hertz Corporation made the formal announcement that David Rowlands has been appointed general manager for Hertz UK, effective Nov. 16. Rowlands is replacing 19-year veteran Neil Cunningham.

Lyft Finally Arrives in San Antonio
For ride-sharing users, Lyft is finally available in San Antonio, Texas, including San Antonio International Airport. Not only will locals and tourists be able to use the service to see the city, but Lyft is also offering five free rides to customers in San Antonio, worth up to $10 each.

American Car Rental Association Supports Recall Provisions
The American Car Rental Association has shown its support for the inclusion of The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act in the 2015 highway bill conference report filed by the government this week.


Car rental industry disruptor DriveMyCar is planning an expansion of its service are to include both Sydney and Brisbane international airports.

Amtrak released a report this week that stated the rail company’s ridership and ticket revenue remained steady for 2015, but that investment in infrastructure is critical for the future growth of the industry.

The proposed high-speed rail service between Las Vegas and Southern California got a boost when the Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority approved a deal with XpressWest.

Toronto-based AutoShare will officially transition to the Enterprise CarShare name on Dec. 7, marking one of the final steps in the integration process.


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