Cleaner Cars or Fewer Cars: Is One Approach Better?
We think they both make sense. In the transportation research world, there are competing opinions about which pollution reduction and energy saving strategies are most effective: those that aim to make vehicles cleaner or those that encourage people to drive less. The clean vehicle camp emphasizes technological advancements and policies that reduce emissions per mile [...]
Meet Hanna. Hanna has nightmares about people giving her cars. This is what we learned after a recent chat with her. “I think the nightmares stemmed from a friend who was trying to do me a favor by giving me his old truck,” she said. “I told him that that was the worst thing he [...]
Benefit Bake for CarShare Vermont: July 9, 2012
Please join us for a Flatbread Fundraiser! Next month, the American Flatbread Burlington Hearth will be hosting one of its Benefit Bakes for CarShare Vermont! If you’re not familiar with these special community events, Flatbread contributes a portion of the price of each flatbread sold to our organization throughout the entire evening. Here are the [...]
New Cars and Locations Coming Soon
At the start of the year, we excitedly announced that we’d be adding a few new cars and locations to our network in 2012. We just wanted to give you an update on our progress as we know you’re as anxious as we are to expand. Last year, CarShare Vermont was part of a regional [...]
Dump for Discounts
Want a load of compost but don’t have a pickup truck to help make it happen? You do now! Don’t forget that Tammy Tacoma, a shiny, blue Toyota pickup truck, is a pro when it comes to hauling stuff. We have teamed up with CSWD and Green Mountain Compost (GMC) to offer our members a 10 percent discount on [...]
Share the Love 2012: A Feel-Good Fundraiser
Friday, February 10, 7 PM Main Street Landing Train Station 1 Main Street Burlington, VT Please join us for CarShare Vermont’s annual benefit bash! Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t your idea of a good time, grab your partner, your friends, or yourself and come to this steamy, love-themed party featuring: a diverse silent auction lots of [...]
Excuse me Mayor, what about transportation?
Got plans the evening of January 12, 2012? You do now. Come join us as we talk to Burlington’s mayoral candidates about the future of transportation in the Queen City. Bring your questions, stories, and vision. There will be a dessert reception afterwards and you’ll be home in plenty of time to watch the season [...]
Enter our A to B Story Contest and Win Big!
We want to know how you get from point A to point B! Tell your multimodal story through words, pictures, or artwork (songs and Haiku welcome) and you’ll be entered to win an epic transportation prize. The only requirement is that, in the spirit of multimodal transportation, your entry must include at least two ways [...]
As you probably heard, L.A.’s 405 Freeway was completely car-free for 53 hours straight during a mid-July weekend as workers raced to demolish and rebuild a portion of the Mullholland Drive Bridge. The looming traffic disaster, dubbed “Carmageddon,” that consumed newspapers, airwaves, and Twitter feeds predicted that displaced motorists would end up clogging possible detours like the Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 10.
CarShare Evolution – Confessions of a Fleet Assistant
In 2009, I went from NOT taking care of one car (our old diesel Jetta) to taking care of six of them. A move from Westford into Burlington allowed us to sell our car and enter the world of car-sharing. Little did I know that our CarShare Vermont membership would bring me into an entirely different reality, an evolutionary shift.