Zipcar vehicle-sharing network coming to downtown Kansas City

Bus and streetcar riders who arrive in downtown Kansas City and then want a vehicle for quick trips elsewhere will soon have a car-sharing option.

Zipcar, an international car-sharing network, already has two cars at Kansas City International Airport and two more at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. But in the next month or two, it plans to add eight vehicles to four locations in downtown Kansas City.

Prospective customers must become Zipcar members and can join online or with a mobile app. The cost is $7 per month or $70 per year. For first-time or infrequent users, the hourly rate starts at $8.50 per hour but varies based on the vehicle. People can reserve by the hour or day, on demand or up to a year in advance.

The timing of the launch and the exact downtown locations are still under review, but it should be within the next two months.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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