With millions of drivers hitting the roads this holiday season, Zipcar conducted a national survey to determine how Americans are passing the time in traffic.

From Instagramming pumpkin pie to getting it on, the survey revealed the interesting and unexpected ways Americans are spending time in traffic.

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Zipcar and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today announced the expansion of their partnership to offer car sharing at 10 of BPL’s 59 branches. The public-private partnership is BPL’s latest effort to meet the changing needs of its local communities by enabling greater access to technology.

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Zipcar has partnered with the Red Sox Foundation to support inner-city baseball and softball in Boston through the Foundation’s Reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities (RBI) Program.

Through the collaboration, Zipcar provided RBI players and coaches with free access to Zipcars to help them get to and from games and raised $15,000 in funds for new gloves, bats and other equipment through a special “Play it Forward” campaign.  

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Today, Zipcar announced the launch of a new mobility option in select cities for members who depend on a vehicle during the week to commute to and from work.

The new weekday Zipcar offering provides unlimited, sole access to a vehicle and a parking spot from Monday at 5:00am to Friday at 7:00pm for a monthly fee and per-mile rate. Exclusive weekday wheels simplify the daily commute for urban dwellers who work outside of the city and offers an alternative to the high cost and hassle of car ownership and parking.

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Zipcar and Hostess Brands have joined forces on a sweet treat for National Chocolate Cupcake Day (Wed. Oct. 18). Together, the two companies have created a CupCake Car shown below, along with a national Twitter contest that will land one lucky winner with a year’s worth of Hostess Chocolate CupCakes if they correctly guess how many chocolate CupCakes can fit into the CupCake Car.

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This Sunday, October 8, Zipcar is celebrating the 40th running of the Chicago Marathon by offering 26.2 percent off all of its vehicles in Chicago. Members can reserve a Zipcar to escape the crowds for the day or to meet up with friends to celebrate.

The discount is valid on all reservations in Chicago that begin after 11:59 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 7 and end before Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The discount will be automatically applied to all Chicago Zipcar reservations within this timeframe.

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Today, Zipcar and Ford Motor Company announced that their "Students with Drive" grant program surpassed a significant milestone of $1 million donated to student organizations over the past six years.

The “Students with Drive” program seeks to further the efforts of student organizations making positive impacts on campuses and communities. The grants consist of access to Zipcar vehicles at no cost, cash for specific organizational needs and scholarship money donated to the school.

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Zipcar today announced the expansion of its partnership with Metro-North Railroad (MNR) bringing its “wheels when you want them” membership service to six additional MNR stations.

In February 2017, Metro-North rolled out its “Ride2Drive” program, making Zipcars available at nine Hudson Valley stations along the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines:

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In honor of Car Free Day, Zipcar is sharing its continued commitment to a world where car sharers outnumber car owners across the globe.

With each Zipcar eliminating the need for up to 13 personally owned vehicles, we are encouraging all urbanites to pick a side: a city with cars and congestion or with shared cars, green spaces and multi-modal options.

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Today, Zipcar welcomes Jeff Prus as the new vice president of product and experience. Prus joins Zipcar from software company Intuit where he set the vision and direction for the company’s QuickBase product line as vice president of product management and experience design. Prior to Intuit, Prus held several senior roles at Vistaprint, including leading product design, user experience, consumer marketing and product marketing. Prus has also held roles at American Express, Deloitte and Intel.

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