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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 proud to announce a new partnership with Time Communications in White Bear Lake.

December 12, 2013

HOURCAR is pleased to announce the expansion of our fleet to include five vehicles in on-street locations in Minneapolis. This expansion brings the total number of vehicles in HOURCAR’s fleet to 65 cars throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

October 8, 2013

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.

September 26, 2013

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.

September 10, 2013

[See the video of this story on Kare11.com]

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

August 19, 2013

[See the video of this story on kstp.com.]

Jill Bernard is in the process of reserving an “HourCar.”

“What’s nice about this neighborhood is that if this car is not available there’s probably 2 or 3 with walking distance that are,” Bernard said.

Bernard says, it’s all about convenience.

“For someone who has always relied on public transportation you’re always watching the clock.

July 22, 2013

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.

June 20, 2013

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.

June 5, 2013

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.

May 13, 2013

This week’s podcast is a conversation with Christopher Bineham, program manager for Hourcar, a local nonprofit car sharing operator in the Twin Cities.