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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 19, 2015

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | November 19, 2015

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 19, 2015

Avis Car Rental Launches App for Apple Watch
Apple Watch users, rejoice! Avis Car Rental announced the launch of its application for the device which will enable customers to email themselves a car rental receipt and view current, upcoming and past reservations.

Brightline Rail Service Connecting Florida Starting in 2017
Travelers in Florida were excited to hear about the announcement of a new passenger rail system called Brightline that will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando along a 235-mile route. Service is expected to start in 2017.

Amtrak Making Changes in Preparation for Thanksgiving
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, Amtrak is expanding its boarding policies for animals and bringing bikes onboard. Additionally, business and first class passengers in the Northeast Corridor will have a new digital newsroom.

Enterprise Giving Back to Military Personnel
Enterprise Rent-A-Car joined forces with others in the collision industry for the third annual Keys to Progress program, providing more than 130 refurbished vehicles to deserving military members and their families on Veterans Day.

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Uber announced that the company has added Business Profiles to the app, which will allow users to select whether a ride is for personal or business.

Avis Car Rental has completed the acquisition of its newest licensee in Poland, bringing the number of locations in the country to more than 50.

Amtrak is getting ready for the surge of holiday travelers with extra trains and additional capacity on several routes in the Midwest and California.


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