The Benefits of City Car Sharing North Pole AK

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 - Fairbanks International Airport
(907) 452-4444
6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
0630-0100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in a Hertz stall, place keys and rental agreement in the drop box, located at the Hertz counter. Railroad - Approximately 8 miles from the railroad station. Cab fare will be reimbursed with receipt. Bus - Approximately 10 blocks to the bus station. Pickup service is available 0800-1700. Please call upon arrival to arrange for pickup service.

National Car & Truck Rental
(907) 451-7368
4960 Dale Rd
Fairbanks, AK

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Hertz - Signature Flight Support
(907) 248-9595
6121 South Airpark Place
Anchorage, AK
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Elmendorf AFB
(907) 753-0199
Westover Avenue
Elmendorf, AK
Hours
Mo-Sa 0900-1900
Su 1000-1900
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for military personnel only.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(907) 563-5050
10 E Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Hertz - Dale Road
(907) 452-4444
4520 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

Hertz - Million Air
(907) 248-4422
6160 Carl Brady Drive
Anchorage, AK
Hours
0530-0230 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Payless Car Rental
(605) 225-1384
215 Ferry Way
Juneau, AK
 
Evergreen Motors Inc
(907) 789-9300
8895 Mallard St
Juneau, AK
 
Hertz - Dale Road
(907) 452-4444
4520 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700
Sa-Su closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Gold Counter Service

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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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