Forget the bus or hailing the cab. There’s a new way to zip around
town. UMKC and Rockhurst University are taking part in a new car sharing program known as Zipcars. Designed for students, but available for anyone in the community, Zipcars let you rent a car for just seven bucks an hour, gas and insurance included.
The company, which started in 2000 at Harvard and MIT, has grown to
include 250 colleges and universities in 16 big cities. Until now,
the closest it came to KC was Chicago. Nick Haines talks to Bob
Simmons who is heading up the Zipcar program on the UMKC campus.