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For that last mile or more, Zipcars will be added to Metrorail stations

As part of a new partnership with Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation, car-sharing service Zipcar will add put 10 vehicles at five Metrorail stations, providing transit riders with on-demand access to vehicles parked at train stops.

The cars, including a Ford Focus named “Semester” and a Toyota Prius named “Paddy,” will be available for reservation by the hour or by the day along the green and orange lines at Vizcaya Station, Coconut Grove Station, Palmetto Station, Hialeah Station and Earlington Heights Station. It’s part of a one-year pilot program with the county aimed reducing personal vehicle ownership, traffic, congestion and CO2 emissions.

“Miami-Dade County already has ride-sharing services in place throughout the county, and now we’re making car-sharing that much more accessible,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, in a news release “By adding Zipcars to our Metrorail stations, this option will help close that first and last mile gap.”

Zipcar already has about 60 cars in MIami-Dade, including at Florida International University and University of Miami. More information is here: http://www.zipcar.com/miami.

Car2Go, another car sharing service, pulled out of the Miami market last year.

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