NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880/ 1010 WINS) – The New York City government is testing a new car-sharing program intended to shrink the size of the municipal vehicle fleet.Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
Under an agreement with car rental company Zipcar, city employees will drive rental cars during the day for official business.
Those vehicles will then be available for regular rentals on evenings and weekends.
In a one-year pilot program, 300 employees from the transportation department will share 25 vehicles, most of them hybrids.READ MORE: Man Wins $1 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Gifted To Him After Heart Surgery
The city will examine the program’s effect on vehicle miles traveled, parking and other costs.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been trying to reduce costs associated with municipal vehicles.
The city’s fleet has more than 26,000 vehicles.MORE NEWS: Traveler Who Attended Anime NYC Convention At Javits Center Tests Positive For Omicron Variant
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