New York Medical College to Offer Car Sharing on Campus Through Zipcar
The Zipcar program on campus will give students, as well as faculty and staff, the freedom of having a car without having to experience the hassles,
Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
New program provides a sustainable and cost effective alternative to car ownership on campus
Valhalla, N.Y. – January 3, 2015 – New York Medical College (NYMC) is proud to announce that students, staff and faculty over the age of 18 will now be able to participate in car sharing on campus through Zipcar. NYMC will initially offer two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla and a Ford Transit Connect. The Zipcars will have designated parking spaces at 19 Skyline Drive for convenient pick-up and return. Zipcars are available on-demand and can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This year, the NYMC community can join for $25, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $8.50 per hour and $69 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days.
“We’re delighted to offer this service to our students, staff and faculty. Zipcar will provide a transportation option that is both convenient and economical, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Michael Rogovin, vice president of operations at NYMC. “We’re also grateful to Zipcar and the Ford Motor Company for the establishment of the “Students with Drive” program that can help students raise funds for their organizations.”
Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile application to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle. Reservations can also be made via telephone or on the Zipcar website.
“The Zipcar program on campus will give students, as well as faculty and staff, the freedom of having a car without having to experience the hassles,” said Anthony Fatone, Zipcar New York General Manager. “We’re happy to work with New York Medical College to help give their community a transportation option to fit their needs and their wallet.”
With the new Zipcar program available on campus, student organizations at NYMC also now have the opportunity to participate in the “Students with Drive” grant program sponsored by Zipcar and Ford Motor Company, which provides students with Zipcar membership and driving credit to support student organizations on campus.
Through the “Students with Drive” grant program, Ford and Zipcar will provide $200,000 in grants to be awarded to student organizations at eligible Zipcar colleges and universities. The program is running now through April 2015 and will culminate with a grand prize worth $38,000 in scholarships, cash, and Zipcar driving. For more information and to participate in the program, students can visit the “Students with Drive” tab on Zipcar’s University Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ZipcarU.
Zipcar has established relationships with more than 400 universities across North America. For more information and how to become a member of Zipcar at NYMC, please visit www.zipcar.com/nymc.
Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria and France. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, NYMC is one of the oldest and largest health sciences universities in the country with more than 1,400 students, 1,300 residents and clinical fellows, nearly 3,000 faculty members, and 15,000 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers advanced degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College manages more than $36 million in research and other sponsored programs, notably in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, kidney disease, the neurosciences, disaster medicine, and vaccine development.
With a network of affiliated hospitals that includes large urban medical centers, small suburban clinics and high-tech regional tertiary care facilities, NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities throughout the tri-state region for medical students, residents, and other health providers.