Philadelphians’ list of excuses not to visit Atlantic City this summer took another hit, as the Atlantic City Alliance announced a partnership with Zipcar on Wednesday, May 15.
The arrangement will allow visitors to beat the summer shore traffic by taking a NJ Transit train from Philly’s 30th Street Station, enjoying a leisurely 90-minute ride to AC, then picking up their Zipcar vehicle at the Sheraton Hotel next to the train station.
The partnership agreement was announced at The Porch in Philadelphia — a recently created open space/recreational area in the University City District right next to Philly’s 30th Street Station.
Zipcar is a car-sharing company that rents cars to members at hourly and daily affordable rates. The loaner cars come with gas, reserved parking spots, insurance, roadside assistance and up to 180 miles of driving per day. The car-sharing network serves about 250 college campuses, more than 50 cities in North America, and also has locations in Europe. See zipcar.com
According to an article on cnn.com, “For drivers who already share movies via Netflix and stream music rather than buying CDs, the idea of sharing a car is the natural extension of a hip, financially smart, and environmentally conscious urban lifestyle.”