Car-sharing program means there’s a ride when you need one

zipcar 2 streamUAB and ZipCar are bringing a car-sharing program to students and employees ages 18 and older who have a credit card and valid driver’s license. The cars will be parked in Blazer Circle.

“UAB’s new partnership with ZipCar provides students and employees — especially those without a vehicle on campus — with an affordable, easy-to-use transportation option,” said Chris Clifford, associate vice president for Business and Auxiliary Services. “We believe the program will reduce the need for cars on campus and contribute to UAB’s sustainability efforts.”

“We hope the program will reduce the need for cars on campus and contribute to our sustainability efforts.”

The annual membership fee for employees and students is $15 for the first year and $25 per year afterward. The hourly rate starts at $7.50, daily $69 and overnight $35. The hourly rate is all-inclusive; each car comes with a prepaid fuel card. The first 180 miles are free, but users are charged $0.20 for every mile exceeding that limit. For more information, visit zipcar.com/uab.