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Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of March 28, 2016

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | March 28, 2016

Car Rental and Rail Pulse: News and Notes for Week of March 28, 2016

Hertz and Ford Team Up to Offer Special Mustang Rentals
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz have teamed up to offer car rental customers the chance to rent a special fleet of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs named the Shelby GT-H.

Enterprise Adding Tow-Capable Pickup Trucks to Rental Fleet
With so much success since the inception of Enterprise Truck Rental—a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car—the company has started offering tow-capable pickup trucks to consumers in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Hello Kitty-Themed Train Debuts in Taiwan
In Taiwan, a high-speed train painted in the colors of the popular cartoon Hello Kitty made its first official journey Monday. The 200 passengers on the inaugural four-hour trip from Taipei to Taitung were winners of a contest.

Lyft to Unveil New Carpooling Service with California Government
Lyft has announced a partnership with the California Metropolitan Transportation Commission to develop and unveil a new carpooling service enabled by the Lyft platform. The goal of the service will be to relieve traffic congestion for those traveling on Bay Area highways.


On Wednesday, government officials and Amtrak authorities met in Biloxi, Mississippi, to continue developing plans to restore passenger rail service across the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida.

International car rental company Auto Europe has announced that veteran Reservations Manager Erik “Kyle” Inman has been named Customer Service Manager of the Year by the Customer Service Institute of America.

Car rental giant Avis Budget Group has announced that the company has appointed Sanoke Viswanathan to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.     

To help search for bugs in the Uber apps, the ride-hailing service has asked computer programmers to help them find issues with the software. For those who find and solve the problems, Uber will reward them with cash bonuses.


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