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HOURCAR News

January 6, 2016

Click here to ride along to the co-op with HOURCAR member Nicki in our new how-to video.

December 10, 2015

You’re walking along 10th Ave in Dinkytown, thinking about finals and the nice weather, when – wait – what’s that? Is it… yes! A NEW Hourcar!

November 11, 2015

A new car has arrived on the University of Minnesota! The Discovery Lot, at the intersection of 4th St SE and 25th Ave SE, is now home to a Honda Fit. This new location provides easy-access car sharing for the Stadium Village / Prospect Park neighborhood.

September 7, 2015

HOURCAR recently upgraded its vehicle technology to recognize the chips in Metro Transit Go-to cards. With this new technology, members who register their transit card with HOURCAR can now swipe their Go-To card, U-pass, Metropass, or College Pass to lock and unlock the doors of any HOURCAR vehicle.

July 1, 2015

We rolled out brand new rate plans in June, ushering in an exciting start to summer for our members! A new annual fee option will save members up to $125 per year, and the addition of 100 free miles per reservation means no more keeping one eye on the odometer.

April 11, 2015

HOURCAR is proud to have served the Twin Cities for nearly a decade. We were the first car sharing organization in Minnesota, and our dedication to the state remains as strong as ever. That’s why we are so proud to announce a new partnership with Time Communications in White Bear Lake.

January 9, 2015

HOURCAR is happy to introduce you to your Fleet Team: our Fleet Manager, Meredith, and our Fleet Assistants, Drew & Justin. These superstars have been out jump-starting vehicles and keeping HOURCAR running in the cold weather. They work hard to keep all 73 HOURCAR vehicles on the road, no matter how brutal our winter gets.

December 18, 2014

Car #19 has moved to a new, easily accessible location at Hope Community’s Children’s Village Center, just south of Franklin on Oakland Avenue. The ongoing effort to encourage car-sharing in Phillips is part of HOURCAR’s commitment to expanding transit options in diverse neighborhoods.

December 11, 2014

Car #40 now has a State Park Permit, allowing our members free admittance to any of Minnesota’s 67 state parks. The car, a 2014 Honda Civic, is located steps from the Snelling Ave Green Line LRT Station making it easily accessible from both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

December 1, 2014

HOURCAR members in downtown Saint Paul now have a new vehicle to choose from. Car #22, a red Scion xD, is the fifth car to join HOURCAR’s downtown fleet. It is located at 226 7th Street, near the intersection of 7th St. & Wall St. and one and a half blocks north of Mears Park.