What Our Members Are Saying...
"Just got rid of my car and now rely solely on Ithaca Carshare. I already saved $300 this month on car, insurance and gas payments."
Leaving town? Don't forget to say goodbye!
If you will be graduating and leaving Ithaca this May, don't forget to close out your account with us! Accounts renew automatically unless we hear otherwise from you. Just give us a call or e-mail
to request to have your account closed.
Featured Rewards Member
Tree of Life Health and Wellness is a natural healthcare clinic offering chiropractic, massage, kinesiology, and nutritional services. They are offering one free chiropractic treatment or 10% of massage therapy to Ithaca Carshare members. Just show your keyfob!
|Costs going up ... |
AAA's 2012 numbers are out, and the average cost of car ownership has gone up again this year to $0.59 cents per mile or $8,946 per year. That sounds bad, until you realize that it's equivalent to OVER 1000 HOURS worth of Ithaca Carshare use! Pair those savings with the avoided headaches of maintaining, insuring, and parking your own car, and carsharing is a pretty good deal!
However, increases in the costs of running a car also affect Ithaca Carshare and our growing fleet. (Did you know we now have 19 vehicles around town?)
We haven't seen a rate change since our launch four years ago in 2008, so be ready for annual/monthly membership and mileage rates to increase in the next month or so. We'll post details on our website as they are finalized.
Ithaca Carshare and Way2Go
is hiring for a Fleet Coordinator. This 20-hour/week position starts at $12.78/hour and is focused on coordinating cleaning and maintenance of vehicles in the Ithaca Carshare fleet.
Familiarity and comfort with getting around town via bike, bus, or foot is a plus, as is familiarity with basic vehicle maintenance. Look for a more detailed posting at IthacaCarshare.org in the next few weeks. Apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and two references to email@example.com.
is hiring a Travel Training Coordinator. This is a full time position with benefits, and is focused on identifying, coordinating, publicizing and professionalizing travel training efforts in Tompkins County. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for job posting and application details.
Bike to Work Day - Free breakfast!
Bike to Work Day is Friday May 18, 2012
May is National Bike Month! Ithaca Carshare is teaming up with local organizations and individuals to host Bike to Work Breakfast Stations around Ithaca on Friday May 18th.
Stop by any breakfast station on your bike that morning, grab a bite to eat as our thank you for biking, and be entered to win great prizes that will help you achieve a happy, healthy, car-free lifestyle!
*** extra Bike to Work Day events here until 2:00 pm ***
Fall Creek - Fall Creek Elementary School
7:30 - 9:30 am - Host to be determined
Northside - Quaker Meeting House (3rd St. at Madison)
7:30 - 9:30 am - Hosted by the Ithaca Monthly Meeting (Quaker)
Collegetown - Ithaca Carshare office at 307 College Ave
Cornell University - Teagle Hall
7:00 - 9:00 am - Hosted by Cornell Facilities Operations
Ithaca College - Inside Textor Hall, near the flagpole
We are still looking for partners to host yet more breakfast stations. If you or your organization is interested, contact Vikki Armstrong with the Creating Healthy Places project.
Get Your GreenBack Tompkins - MAY 2012
FREE Ithaca Carshare membership!
Win a whole year of FREE TCAT rides!
Get Your GreenBack Tompkins is a community-based campaign to inspire all 42,000 households and every business in Tompkins County to take at least one step to save energy and money.
May is transportation month, and Ithaca Carshare wants YOU to take the step of going car-free.
That's why we are giving a one year It's My Car membership to anyone who sells a car and signs up for Ithaca Carshare this month.
PLUS, we are giving away an annual TCAT pass and an additional $200 in Ithaca Carshare driving credit to the family or individual who tells us the best story about going car-free. It's simple!
1. Sell your car.
2. Show us the proof.
3. Share a photo and your car-free story with us.
4. Get a free It's My Car Ithaca Carshare membership!
5. Tell us the best story, and win $200 in Ithaca Carshare credit AND a year of free TCAT rides.
Contact us for details. This is a limited offer; we're only giving away a few of these cool prizes, so don't wait.
New Cars and Locations
Spring has sprung, and our fleet is has grown to 19!
Charlotte is a Toyota Yaris sedan. She is named after Charlotte the spider in Cornell graduate E.B. White's beloved novel, "Charlotte's Web", which is this year's Family Reading Partnership
community read. Charlotte (#2339) is located at a new location in Fall Creek
at the intersection of Aurora and Yates.
Beatrice is a Toyota Yaris sedan. She is named after silent movie star Beatrice Fairfax, who appeared in many films from the Wharton Brothers silent film studio, based at Stewart Park in the early 1900s. Beatrice (#6591) is located at a new location in Collegetown
across from the Schwartz Performing Arts Center and Collegetown Bagels, at the end of Oak Avenue.
Carl is a Toyota Yaris 3-door liftback. He is named after famous Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan, namesake of the ScienCenter's Sagan Planet Walk, a to-scale depiction of our solar system that spans across Ithaca. Carl's new home is at Seneca and Cayuga Sts, right next to Jupiter on the Planet Walk.
Thank you all the members who suggested great name ideas for our these vehicles!
With the addition of these cars, we've done some shifting around of the other vehicles in our fleet, including the addition of a third new location on Maple Avenue, just behind the TCAT bus shelter in the Cornell parking lot across the street from the Coal Yard Cafe and entrance to the East Hill Recreation Way.
Always take care to check that you have the right location and vehicle when booking reservations!