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Linfield goes green with “Share a car” program

Linfield was among the first colleges in the Pacific Northwest to partner with U Car Share, a program that allows members to use a car for an hour or a day.

“The U Car Share Program fits into our continuing efforts to become more sustainable,” says Dan Preston, dean of enrollment management. Car sharing helps the environment by reducing the number of personal vehicles on the road and by providing low-emission compacts and hybrid cars.”

Approximately half our students bring cars to campus, Preston says. Access to cars with all the advantages of the U Car Share Program benefits students who don’t have cars, staff who carpool, and community members who want to participate. Even students who do bring vehicles to campus may reconsider doing so.

U Car Share vehicles are available on campus for use by students, faculty, staff and McMinnville community residents.

Individuals interested in joining pay a one-time membership fee and are then eligible to use the cars anywhere a U Car Share program is available. Cars can be used on a daily or hourly basis that includes gas, insurance and 24/7 customer service and roadside assistance. Members are only charged for what they use.

The program will give members access to vehicles for appointments, meetings and errands. The cars at Linfield are parked near the Hewlett-Packard apartment complex.

U Car Share is a division of U-Haul. For more information or to sign up for a membership, go to www.ucarshare.com or call Preston at 503-883-2294.

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