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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | January 11, 2016

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Silver Gains $28 Million in Funding from Audi
Airport car rental company Silvercar announced its largest capital raise to date with a $28 million Series C equity issuance led by Audi. The announcement comes on the heels of major enhancements to digital and mobile platforms.

Enterprise Continues to Expand Exotic Car Collection Locations
Do you want to drive a Maserati, Jaguar, Mercedes, or other exotic car? Enterprise Rent-A-Car is giving more travelers the opportunity by opening seven new Exotic Car Collection locations over the last six months alone.

Avis Announces Mobile and Website Enhancements
Avis Budget Group, Inc. announced that the company has invested heavily in a series of digital enhancements across Europe meant to provide Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers with new mobile options, improved response times and an enhanced website experience.

Alaska Railroad Expands Midweek Service on Aurora Winter Train
To meet the increase in traffic, the Alaska Railroad is expanding midweek service for its Aurora Winter Train starting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and running through Wednesday, March 30. The train will travel north from Anchorage on Tuesdays and south from Fairbanks on Wednesdays.


As Lyft looks ahead to a successful 2016, the ride-sharing service shared its favorite moments and milestones from last year.

Avis Budget Group announced that the Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental brands are the official providers of Copa Airlines after signing a new partnership agreement.

Uber announced that the company will be cutting prices for riders and increasing earnings for drivers in more than 100 cities in the United States and Canadian cities this winter.

Amtrak is looking to help people avoid the hassle of driving in the cold weather by reducing prices on select Midwest routes by 20 percent.


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