What is car sharing and how does it work?

Metro ServiceWith gas prices on the rise, some are turning to car sharing as an alternative. ■ Metro service Car sharing is wildly popular in large cities where residents may not have cars of their own. But to those living outside of large metropolises, such services may be less familiar. The Carsharing Association says car sharing is aimed at decreasing personal car ownership, reducing the distances vehicles travel and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. Car sharing services are often membership-based, and memberships are open to all drivers who meet certain qualifications. In 2000, Massachusetts-based Zipcar, one of the first car sharing companies, began with a fleet of only four vehicles. The

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