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Messiah College partners with Zipcar to offer car-sharing on campus

March 15th, 2016

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (March 15, 2016) — Messiah College today launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network. The convenient transportation option is now available at an affordable rate 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community over the age of 21.

Messiah College will initially offer two vehicles—a Ford Focus and a Volkswagen Golf. The Zipcars will have designated parking spots near the Larsen Student Union for convenient pick-up and return.
This year, Messiah College members can join for $15, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $25. Gas, insurance and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar’s website,
“Messiah’s partnership with Zipcar means greater independence for our students,” noted Kevin Villegas, director of student involvement & leadership programs at Messiah. “It’s an affordable and convenient solution for students needing use of a reliable car, but without one of their own on campus.”

“The Zipcar program on campus gives students, faculty and staff the freedom of using a car without the hassle of owning one” said Katelyn Bushey, Zipcar director of university sales. “We’re happy to partner with Messiah College to give their community a transportation option to fit their needs and their wallet.”

Zipcar has established relationships with more than 500 universities across North America. For more information and how to become a member of Zipcar at Messiah College, please visit Additional information and promotions can also be found by following @Zipcar on Twitter.

About Zipcar
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to consumers and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in vehicle rental services. More information is available at

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.

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