Car Sharing Company Expands to Power Hoboken's New Corner Car Program, Offers Convenient Transportation Option to Residents
PARK RIDGE, NJ, Jun 16, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Connect by Hertz, Hertz's (NYSE: HTZ) global car sharing club, announced it is adding Hoboken, NJ to its list of more than 200 U.S. and international locations that provide members an economical, convenient and socially conscious alternative to car ownership. The expansion also marks the country's first citywide public-private partnership between a municipality and a car sharing company, as Connect by Hertz was selected as the exclusive supplier for Hoboken's Corner Cars program.
"Connect by Hertz shares the City of Hoboken's commitment to the Corner Car program, and providing a convenient and cost efficient transportation option," said Robert Stuart, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Hertz. "With more municipalities and organizations moving toward car sharing, Connect by Hertz is dedicated to providing the best in class technology, service and amenities to meet members' needs."
The Corner Cars program is designed to provide Hoboken residents the convenience of having access to both a car and a reserved parking space in their neighborhood. For the first phase of the roll out, Connect by Hertz will place 40 vehicles, including Smart Cars, Toyota Prius, Volvo C30, and the MINI Cooper, in 20 different Corner Car locations spread across the city (full list follows). As the program expands, cars will continue to be placed in additional areas, with the goal of serving 100 percent of the community, improving convenience and removing even more cars from the street.
"Connect by Hertz will help the city provide a reliable transportation option and play an important role in addressing the challenging parking situation in Hoboken," said City of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "Now, residents can simply click, book and drive, knowing their space will be waiting when they return."
Through June 2012, Connect by Hertz is offering 2 years of membership for free ($25 application fee applies) and is providing a $75 driving credit when using the code: Hoboken at time of enrollment. Residents who surrender a Hoboken parking permit at the Hoboken Parking Utility will be provided with a special promotion code for a $100 driving credit in addition to the free membership (the two offers cannot be combined). Connect Membership also includes insurance, fuel, roadside assistance, maintenance and cleaning. Once enrolled, members receive a smart chip enabled Connect Card, which gives them 24/7 keyless entry to any car in the fleet that they reserve. Members also have the option to reserve and use vehicles in other Connect by Hertz locations, including nearby New York City and Park Ridge, NJ as well as Connect's international locations.
Since its launch in December 2008, Connect by Hertz has formed successful partnerships with a number of companies, organizations and universities around the world including Marriott International, USAA, Ohio State University, Pepperdine University and University of North Carolina. For more information, visit www.connectbyhertz.com.
Hoboken Corner Car Locations:
Avenue Cross Street Ward
1. Clinton Street Newark Street First
2. Vezetti Way East & West ends First
3. Hudson Street 15th Street Second
4. Garden Street 11th Street Fifth
5. Hudson Street 11th Street Second
6. Monroe Street 8th Street Third
7. Adams Street 8th Street Third
8. Jefferson Street 4th Street Third
9. Clinton Street 7th Street Third/Sixth
10. Harrison Street 2nd Street Fourth
11. Jefferson Street 1st Street Fourth
12. Adams Street 2nd Street Fourth
13. Jackson Street 4th Street Fourth
14. Grand Street 12th Street Fifth
15. Madison Street 10th Street Fifth
16. Willow Avenue 10th Street Fifth
17. Clinton Street 9th Street Third/Fifth
18. Garden Street 8th Street Fifth/Sixth
19. Park Street 6th Street Sixth
20. Clinton Street 4th Street Third/Sixth
21. Bloomfield Street 4th Street Sixth
About Connect by Hertz Connect by Hertz, The Hertz Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) global car sharing club, has more than 650 vehicles, 16,000 members and more than 200 locations worldwide, including corporate offices and universities. Connect by Hertz offers vehicles in the Personal, Social and Jet Set Collections; all are available for online reservation at competitive rates. All cars are equipped with Eileo(R) technology, and benefits covered by the hourly rate include gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour Member Care Center communication, and 180 free miles per day. For more information, visit www.connectbyhertz.com.
SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation