Scott Benson, UNK’s assistant director of business services, says they’re launching an affordable transportation option called Enterprise CarShare.
“Students will be able to rent cars for $5 an hour and that includes your fuel, insurance and maintenance,” Benson says. “Really, it’s an affordable option, especially for students who are not able to bring cars to campus, like our international students or others. You just go online and get a membership, the membership for this first semester is $1 and it’s $5 an hour after that.”
Benson expects the cars will come in very handy.
“Students can rent them to go to Walmart or the mall,” Benson says. The program is also open to UNK faculty and staff as well as to Kearney residents. “Cars are fuel efficient so it’s a green initiative and there will be fewer cars on campus which will help alleviate some of the parking issues.”
Enterprise CarShare is offering the program now in 35 states and on more than 100 university campuses, but this is the first venture in Nebraska.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney