HOURCAR’s expansion continues with the launch of a new HOURCAR hub near the intersection of University & Fairview Avenues in Saint Paul. This hub is next to the future Fairview Avenue stop on the Green Line light rail and continues HOURCAR’s expansion along the light rail line.
The University & Fairview HOURCAR hub is hosted by Episcopal Homes. It is located in the parking lot next to 1830 University Avenue West. HOURCAR thanks Episcopal Homes for their support!
This new HOURCAR hub is made possible by a grant from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative.
HOURCAR launched its new University & Raymond hub today in Saint Paul. The hub, home to a red Toyota Prius (HOURCAR #59), is behind 2388 University Avenue West, in the C&E Lofts parking lot. The reserved HOURCAR parking spot is located in the southeast corner of the parking lot, near the the intersection of Raymond Avenue & Myrtle Avenue.
MINNEAPOLIS – By bus, or train, even bicycle, transportation in the Twin Cities has dramatically changed in the last decade and thanks to car sharing programs, those without vehicles are finding it even easier to be car-free.
“Car sharing to me is another one of those pieces that fills in the picture of living car free in Minnesota,” said Hour Car customer Nick Rosencrans.
Rosencrans is one of 2,000 members of Twin Cities based Hour Car
The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities has announced that it has selected HOURCAR to provide car sharing services on campus. Service begins August 1 with 10 new vehicles. Membership plans are now available for University students, faculty, staff and departments.
The 10 new HOURCARs at the University will be added to HOURCAR’s rapidly expanding fleet, which will now number more than 80 by early 2014.
HOURCAR announces the addition of eight new hubs to its network of locations throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The HOURCAR fleet now numbers 47 vehicles.
The HOURCAR hubs opening this week are the first round of an expansion funded by a grant from the McKnight Foundation announced earlier this year. With the support of the McKnight Foundation and the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, HOURCAR’s fleet will grow to 70 by early 2014.
“This is the beginning of a landmark growth spurt for car sharing in the Twin Cities,” reported HOURCAR spokesperson Christopher Bineham.
The HOURCAR hub at Hamline University has been permanently relocated. The hub has been moved to the south end of Hamline’s campus, across the street from the new Anderson Center and the Nice Ride station at Hamline. This hub is now also closer to the bus routes that run on Snelling and Minnehaha Avenues.
The Hamline hub’s new location is off Englewood Avenue, just to the east of the intersection with Snelling Avenue. The hub is in the small surface parking lot that is behind the Super America store at Snelling and Englewood.
We need your help. During our current 31-vehicle expansion, we’d like to locate several new HOURCAR hubs in convenient curbside spots around Minneapolis. After more than two years of discussion, the City of Minneapolis has told us that this will not be an option.
At the same time, Minneapolis is about to sign a contract with car2go, the one-way car rental service of Daimler AG, manufacturer of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart model cars.