Carsharing program for low-income residents, Needles, CA, 2016
5 minutes Date Launched: Jan 1, 2016 Dates given are approximate.
In 2016, the Victor Valley Transit Authority launched a carsharing program in partnership with Enterprise in the town of Needles, California (pop. 5,000). Registered residents of the program can rent one of two cars (a sedan or minivan) to run errands and go to appointments for the discounted rate of $5 per hour. A car can be reserved online, and picked up at its designated parking location. Over a quarter of the town’s residents live below the poverty line, and this program improves mobility options for those unable to afford private cars. A gas card and liability insurance are included in the rental.