The Boston Business Journal reports Avis Budget will pay $500 million for the locally based car-sharing service.The move will let Zipcar users rent Budget cars on the weekends.
Some local Zipcar fans were not pleased this morning. Lalunkee tweets:
I expect that this will ruin a wonderful thing. Crap.
Nathan Spencer adds:
I saw what Avis did to Budget and I worry... Read more
Galen Moore notices a rather large hole in Zipcar's Boston coverage - not a single one of their cars is available in Roxbury or the neighboring parts of Dorchester.
Hmm, a quick look at their map also shows zilchcar in Hyde Park.
An Illinois man says fees charged by Zipcar on top of its normal charges (such as late fees and forcing people to reserve a car for an hour if they remember later in the day they forgot something in the car) are unfair and violate Massachusetts law, so yesterday he filed suit in US District Court in Boston, seeking $5 million for himself and... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports: ZipCar teams with driving school:
... "The safety of our members is critical to us," said Dan Curtin, general manager of ZipCar in Boston, in a statement. "Most of our members live and work in the Boston area and we are excited to work with In Control to educate them about safe, responsible driving whether they are in the... Read more
CitySwimmer, who lives in Roslindale, is trying to see if she can go a month without using her car (in which case she could sell it and put the savings toward buying a condo). But much as she loves her Rozzie apartment, she realizes there are still times when a car would come in handy. So rent a Zipcar, right? Wrong:
... Well, there... Read more