OAKLAND – The agency that provides communal cars for Bay Area residents is teaming up with BART in its efforts to expand services.
Representatives from City CarShare announced today that their cars are now available at the Rockridge and Lake Merritt BART stations in Oakland, as well as at the Glen Park Station in San Francisco.
The hope is that having the CarShare vehicles at major transportation hubs will entice commuters to give up their own cars regardless of where they live.
The program already offers services within walking distance of nine other BART stations.
"This brings us even closer to being the regional transportation network that we want to become,'' said the nonprofit's East Bay director, Daryl C. Norcott.
The service began operating last march with 50 members. It now boasts a membership of 1,600 people who share 60 cars in Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto.