Car Sharing Service
Note: Car sharing has temporarily been suspended until Friday, August 15, due to decreased demand during the summer months.
Don’t have a car? Use ours! UK Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has teamed up with Hertz on Demand car sharing company to offer car sharing to the campus community. This low-cost, short-term car rental option offers an hourly rate for use of a car. Unlike traditional car rental services, the minimum age allowed to use the car sharing program is 18 with a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Rates start at $8 an hour and include 180 miles per day. Gas, maintenance and insurance are included in the cost.
The car sharing application fee and annual membership fee are waived for any member of the UK community. However, keep in mind that the application process includes providing credit or debit card information; any future car rental will be charged to that card.
Four UK Car Sharing cars are available on campus in these locations: Administration Drive near the Student Center (one car); in the small Student Center E lot (one car); and Cooperstown (two cars). The cars have permanent spaces reserved for them and are identified by special signs.
The cars used in the program are Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay certified green vehicles, which means they are superior environmental performers relative to other vehicles. SmartWay certification means a car has scored a 6 or above on the EPA's air pollution and greenhouse gas scales of 1-10.
The cars, which can be unlocked with a membership card, include all the regular amenities as well as a GPS, an in-car communication system with the Member Care Center, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a fuel card. Members can reserve vehicles via phone or Internet.
The application for membership is online. A valid driver's license, a valid credit or debit card, and proof of address are needed to enroll. Driving records also will be evaluated to determine qualification for membership. Membership cards will be mailed to members within a week to 10 days of successful application.
Car sharing is a great option for those who don’t have cars on campus, those who regularly use alternative transportation, and those who want to avoid wear and tear on their vehicle.
Sign up today! For an online application or more information, visit www.hertzondemand.com.
Got questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.