Car-Sharing Programs Gain Speed

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Would you let someone you didn't know borrow your car? New car-sharing programs are letting people do just that. Companies like RelayRides.com let people in urban areas like San Francisco, Portland and Cambridge, Mass. rent out their own cars for an hourly fee.

We talk to one reporter who took car-sharing for a test drive: Casey Miner, at KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and one of our partners in the Transportation Nation project.

Guests:

Casey Miner

Produced by:

Bradley Campbell and Jen Poyant

Comments [2]

When will there be a program like this in NY? Brooklyn?
I'd love it!
Looking forward to hearing about that!

Mar. 31 2011 04:19 PM
M from Baltimore

I can't help but think this would make your car tax deductible as a business expense. Although you may not make a lot of money, being able to deduct the cost of your car, insurance and repairs would be a huge savings. Something to consider. Not that anyone would be interested in my 95 Geo Prism.

Mar. 31 2011 11:11 AM

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