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Monday, 08 September 2014 19:35

Vegas Getting Some Zip In Its Rental Cars

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.”



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