Miss. State to launch Zipcar program in fall

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is launching a car-sharing service in the fall.

Zipcar Inc. will provide four vehicles in a high-pedestrian-traffic area of the campus in Starkville.

Everett Kennard, MSU’s manager of transportation, says the service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students ages 18 and older.

Kennard says gas, insurance, reserved parking spots, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles per day, are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates.

The vehicles will start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours). The annual membership fee is $35.

Kennard says the service will be valuable to students who may not have a car on campus and need short-term transportation to run errands or to make short trips.