Enterprise CarShare expands into Arlington

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Following a regional launch in Washington., D.C., last September, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is expanding its car-share service territory into Arlington.

Enterprise CarShare is adding rental locations in Rosslyn, Clarendon, Ballston and Courthouse neighborhoods after creating more than 80 locations in the District of Columbia.

Car share services have been growing in urban areas around the country where many people use public transit for their day-to-day commutes. Car share programs are designed to offer customers a convenient alternative to owning an car.

As an introductory offer, Enterprise CarShare is offering new members in Virginia and DC a rate of $5 an hour for economy and midsize vehicles —a fee that includes fuel and physical damage/liability protection.

Drivers can reserve a car by the hour, day or overnight. Signing up and renting a car can be done on a mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.

Enterprise entered the car-sharing market by acquiring PhillyCarShare in Philadelphia in 2011 and Mint Cars On-Demand in Boston and New York City in 2012.

In May 2013, the company acquired the business of IGO CarSharing, the first car-sharing program in Chicago, and in September 2013 launched the service in Washington, D.C.

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