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Car-sharing program proposed for Salt Lake City

Car-sharing program proposed for Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Transit Authority, University of Utah and Salt Lake City are hoping to bring a car-sharing program to Utah.

The program would allow people to reserve cars online and use them only when needed for a fee. The programs free participants from car payments, insurance and volatile gasoline prices.

Such programs are common in large metropolitan areas like Chicago and Philadelphia and mid-size cities like Albuquerque, N.M., where the rate is $9 an hour or $66 a day, plus an annual membership. Albuquerque's program covers gas and insurance.

UTA Assistant General Manager Mike Allegra says UTA hopes to have a program operating in Salt Lake City in the next six months. The program would provide parking spots downtown and near the intersection of bus lines, light-rail and commuter rail.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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