New Orleans, LA – Enterprise CarShare, the first public car-sharing operation in New Orleans, is now available in The Park at South Market. The building, operated by Premium Parking, recently began welcoming parkers, and also features electric car charging stations accessible to the public and a Zagster bike-sharing program for The Paramount at South Market’s residents.
The car-share service is a result of the partnership between Enterprise Rent-A-Car and The Domain Companies, South Market’s developers. As the popularity of car sharing increases nationwide and the green benefits of such services take on greater importance, Enterprise CarShare’s mission of sustainable transportation is finding many supporters in New Orleans and beyond. Groups participating in the program see carbon footprint reduction and cost reduction per mile, and positioning the service in the South Market District places these sustainable benefits in the heart of Downtown New Orleans.
“Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been servicing local transportation needs in New Orleans for decades and we are excited to launch Enterprise CarShare in the South Market District,” said Alexis Hocevar, vice president/general manager for Enterprise in Southern Louisiana. “As urbanization continues, car sharing plays an increasingly significant role in serving local transportation needs. We look forward to helping local drivers move around town in a convenient, sustainable and affordable way.”
Enterprise CarShare in The Park features easy, automated access for users 18 years of age and up, 24/7 customer service, roadside assistance, an onboard fuel card, and a simple rental and return process. Four vehicles are being offered: three Toyota Prius and one Chrysler Town & Country van. The ultimate objective of the Domain/Enterprise partnership is to provide a cost-effective alternative to car ownership and a hassle-free supplement to public transit.
A special introductory offer is available for new members who join Enterprise CarShare by May 31. New members will receive waived application and first-year membership fees. Additionally, Enterprise CarShare is offering $5 rates valid 7 days a week on Economy and Standard through 6/30/15$5 rates valid 7 days a week on Economy and Standard through 6/30/15$5 hourly rates on all vehicles until June 30. Customers can receive additional incentives by referring friends who register for membership. Members can sign up at www.enterprisecarshare.com/car-sharing/program/NO.
“The Park is representative of the unprecedented transformation taking place in Downtown New Orleans,” said Matt Schwartz, Principal for The Domain Companies. “It’s more than just a parking garage – it’s a multi-use facility housing new retail, exciting services, a public plaza, and more. Our partnership with Enterprise adds another unique amenity and convenience for our residents and the entire Downtown community.”
“The Park is already filling many needs Downtown,” said Benjamin Montgomery, Vice President of Business Development for Premium Parking. “The area is thriving and quickly growing, so we’re seeing huge demand for the parking and services that The Park provides. We’re excited to see garage spaces filling up, and urge interested individuals to act quickly if they want a spot.”
Enterprise operates more than 80 car rental branch offices in Louisiana, with nearly 20 offices within the City of New Orleans. In addition, Enterprise offers car-sharing services on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola University.
For more information about Enterprise CarShare, visit www.enterprisecarshare.com, the Enterprise CarShare Facebook page, or follow @carshare on Twitter.
For more information about the South Market District, visit www.southmarketdistrict.com, South Market’s Facebook page, or follow @SOMADistrict on Twitter.
For more information about The Park, Premium Parking, and availability, visit www.premiumparking.com/P373.