The Boardwalk and Park Place of car sharing

Co-worker in the Halloween spirit... of Elvis

So far one of my co-workers is in the holiday spirit! I saw these “head cover” masks at CVS the other day and they were kinda scary to me, so props to him for wearing one!

Zipcar and Flexcar, leading car sharing providers, announced today the companies will merge. Together these two companies will represent an international network able to deliver new member benefits and accelerated growth to the burgeoning car sharing industry. The combined company will operate under the Zipcar brand and be headquartered in Cambridge, MA, under the leadership of Zipcar’s chairman and chief executive, Scott Griffith.

Maybe I haven’t been paying attention, but this is a bit of a shock. I’ve seen Zip- and Flexcars all over DC and other cities happily sharing the road and their assigned spaces and pretty much figured there was no real competition between the two companies except maybe culturally. Still, this seems to be a good thing for all involved and it’ll finally end the “Oh, you’re on that car sharing service” discussions.

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