The Benefits of City Car Sharing Council Bluffs IA

If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

Hertz - 3400 South Expressway HLE
(712) 366-0400
3400 South Expressway
Council Bluffs, IA
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800
Sa 0900-1200
Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle on the west side of the building. Place rental record and keys in drop box located on the west side of the building. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(402) 216-0455
2323 Harney St
Omaha, NE

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Hertz - Tac Air
(402) 422-6633
3737 Orville Plaza
Omaha, NE
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-2100, Sa 0800-1600, Su 0700-2100
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. After Hours - After hours returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys and rental record in drop box located at the counter.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(402) 342-3800
323 Harney St
Omaha, NE
 
Enterprise Auto Rental
(402) 731-6000
525 L Street
Omaha, NE
 
Hertz - Karl Stefan Memorial Field
(402) 289-5034
5404 Abbott Drive
Norfolk, NE
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1600, Sa-Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(402) 344-3280
501 Abbott Drive
Omaha, NE
 
Hertz - Elliott Aviation
(402) 422-6789
3636 Wilbur Plaza
Omaha, NE
Hours
24 hours, 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park car in Hertz area, place keys, and rental record in drop box located at the counter.

Hertz - Omaha Eppley Airport
(402) 422-6870
4501 Abbott Drive N E
Omaha, NE
Hours
0600-0100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park the vehicle in the Hertz area, then place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Gold Service hours are Mo-Fr 0800-2400, Sa Closed, Su 1600-2400. Exit terminal at door #5 and follow blue signs to Rental Car Garage to Gold Booth, otherwise proceed to the Hertz Counter in baggage claim.

Hertz - Woodhouse Lincoln Mercury HLE
(402) 592-3218
6503 L Street
Omaha, NE
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0900-1200, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in the area north of the garage. Drop box is located next to the service garage. Pick up time must be at least one hour after location opening and one hour prior to location closing.

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The Benefits of City Car Sharing

The Benefits of City Car Sharing By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor
Zipcar
If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

This makes more sense than you might think. According to the 2005 census, 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas (that’s 243 million people!), and many of us have some form of public transportation available. But as useful as buses and trains are, they can’t cover our every need. Many of us would be hard-pressed to go without a car completely. If we don’t need one to get to work, there’s still the Costco trip to take into account or an across-town flag-football game to attend or a late night excursion to your best friend’s birthday party. In short, we need access to a vehicle.

That’s the thinking behind car sharing. The basic principle is simple: a person signs up for the program, paying a small initiation fee and agreeing to an hourly rate, then reserves a car for use – choosing by location and even type of car, or, hell, even by the car’s nickname. Paying by the hour no longer has to be relegated to seedy motel reception desks, and low rates mean taking a car for a couple hours while you brave the hoards at Ikea will cost you less than a Billy bookcase.

Car sharing started in Switzerland – oh, those innovative Europeans – where crowded cities, efficient public transportation and lack of parking relegated cars to burdensome money-wasters. Now, the concept has become established in cities throughout the U.S. as well. While Zipcar has expanded nationally, the majority of car sharing companies are based in single cities or regions. The San Francisco Bay Area has City CarShare, for example, or there’s PhillyCarShare in, you guessed it, Philadelphia.

What’s surprising is how few people actually use these services despite their obvious benefits. At the height of the gas crunch summer 2008, Zipcar’s membership numbers had reached around 225,000. That’s just about 1 percent of Americans based in cities. Consider that car sharing means not having to pay for gas or insurance – saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. And maintenance costs are usually a big headache to those owners with cars out of warranty.

Monetary savings aren’t the only advantages to car sharing, having access to cars that you may not have been able to afford in the first place means your short trip will be enhanced by an array of standard features. Trucks and SUVs can be found in the fleets too, so your friend with the F-150 won’t get a call every time you need to move.

Oh yeah, there’s also the environment to think about. Shared cars equal fewer cars on the road equals less pollution, less congestion and less resources wasted. They can also solve urban parking...

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