State’s first car-sharing program launches in Decorah

Good morning, readers.

Luther College of Decorah has partnered with U Car Share to launch the first car-sharing program in the state of Iowa.

Students, faculty, staff and even community members are eligible to participate with a one-time fee of $25 plus hourly rental rates starting at $4.95, according to Luther’s website. Click here for the full details.

“We’re very excited at Luther College to be partnering with U Car Share to offer more sustainable transportation solutions to students, faculty, staff and community members,” exclaimed Dan Bellrichard, Sustainability coordinator, Luther College.  “This car sharing program, in addition to our other transportation efforts, makes it easy for students to attend Luther without having to bring a car, yet still have the mobility a car offers.”

The Bus Blog knows of at least one advocate for alternative transportation who would like to see this king of thing take off in Des Moines. Any others?