Enterprise CarShare Comes to Webster University
Car sharing program joins other transportation options for students
September 11, 2014 – Students without a car on campus have a new way to get around
town. Webster University recently signed on with Enterprise CarShare to bring car
sharing to campus.
The shared car - a Toyota Prius Hybrid - arrived on campus at the start of the Fall 2014 semester and is parked outside of the Webster Village Apartments. After signing up for the service, students are able to reserve the car online then pay an hourly fee. Fuel, maintenance and damage/liability insurance are included in the fees.
Two recent graduates requested the car-sharing program at the Spring 2014 Delegates' Agenda meeting. The Delegates' Agenda is the avenue through which student leaders formally present to administration their ideas and priorities concerning improvements to their student experience.
"Students put together a presentation about all of the benefits of having car sharing on campus," said Jennifer Stewart, the director of Student Activities. "They were interested in the program for the convenience of it and also for the environmental benefits."
Lukumanu Sodamade was one of the two students who developed the presentation requesting car sharing on campus.
"The most important thing this program would do is allow the university as a whole to decrease its carbon footprint," said Sodamade. "Students living on campus can use the share car rather than bring their own. This will allow students to go places that they can't reach with public transportation."
Kat Muraski also presented to administrators on car sharing. She hopes to see more cars added in the future.
"I hope enough students show their love for this service and it's expanded to include more cars," said Muraski. "This exists solely to benefit the students."
For more information on the rates and how to use Enterprise CarShare, visit the Webster University section on their website.
Enterprise CarShare is just one of the environmentally friendly transportation options available on campus. Webster University is also in the third year of a partnership with MetroTransit to provide free public transportation passes for faculty, staff and students.
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