Transportation experts tell us the Millennial Generation is all about mass transit and not so interested in car ownership.
Which has to be a little scary if your name is Larry Miller, Frank Findlay, Cal Worthington or John Barr.
Car sharing, a transportation model used all over the world, finally has landed in Las Vegas in the form of Zipcar, an offshoot of the Avis Budget Group.
It’s car rental with a twist, and it was rolled out at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport’s Rental Car Center.
The concept is pretty simple. You buy a membership for $25, turn in an application, wait for Zipcar to make sure you’ve had a driver’s license for a year, haven’t had two moving violations or traffic accidents within two years (or more than one in 18 months) or any alcohol- or drug-related incidents within the past seven years.
When you’re cleared, you get a Zipcard in the mail and become a “Zipster.”