Minneapolis may test car-sharing program

There are 146 comments on the Business Journal story from Jan 28, 2013, titled Minneapolis may test car-sharing program. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Southwest Journal reports that the city's Public Works Department is planning a pilot program for car-sharing services, letting residents rent a car for a few hours or days at a time.

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Jan 28, 2013
The yellow bike progam on steroids.

Hey, Mayor Archie...your city is broke! The country is broke! What part of "there is no more money" do you not understand?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#2 Jan 28, 2013
The cars are RENTED, didn't you read your own link ??

Southwest Journal reports that the city's Public Works Department is planning a pilot program for car-sharing services, letting residents rent a car for a few hours or days at a time.
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 28, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
The yellow bike progam on steroids.
Hey, Mayor Archie...your city is broke! The country is broke! What part of "there is no more money" do you not understand?
Rental cars are abused and don't last long.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#4 Jan 28, 2013
Tell Avis, Budget, and my personal favorite HERTZ, renting cars is a bad idea...

Even TrashyLair knows THAT !

LMAOROTFU~!
Miss Piggy

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Why does the government feel the need to compete with existing, privately owned businesses?
We already had bike rentals which were driven out of business after decades, by the 'yellow bikes.' And we have short-term car rentals which are also privately owned.
Fix the roads, idiots!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Not competing, since car rental agencies aren't filling that gap, just like nobody is filling....
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Tell Avis, Budget, and my personal favorite HERTZ, renting cars is a bad idea...

Even TrashyLiar knows THAT !

LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Jan 28, 2013
IMMR up another 6.3% today, does it hurt porker ???

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#9 Jan 28, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
Why does the government feel the need to compete with existing, privately owned businesses?
We already had bike rentals which were driven out of business after decades, by the 'yellow bikes.' And we have short-term car rentals which are also privately owned.
Fix the roads, idiots!
There is no competition here since the government can run this at a net loss, financed by the taxpayers. Just like light rail, no private business like Hertz, Enterprise, or even Rent a Wreck, can compete with that kind of nonsense.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Not competing, since car rental agencies aren't filling that gap, just like nobody is filling....

Call it "nonsense", THAT'S an argument ???
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#11 Jan 28, 2013
It is now considered sharing when a Jigger steals your car.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Jan 28, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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There is no competition here since the government can run this at a net loss, financed by the taxpayers. Just like light rail, no private business like Hertz, Enterprise, or even Rent a Wreck, can compete with that kind of nonsense.
Just like building stadiums for billionaire team owners at tax payer expense, we are now going to provide automobiles for those that either have them, or have access to them in the private markets.

This is wrong.
Amused SLew

Seattle, WA

#13 Jan 28, 2013
It's considered worth writing, when a coward spews racism ???

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#14 Jan 28, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
The yellow bike progam on steroids.
Hey, Mayor Archie...your city is broke! The country is broke! What part of "there is no more money" do you not understand?
They understand. They just don't care since they believe that the supply is inexhaustible. If only they could figure a way to mandate every couple have 12 children.
Amused SLew

Seattle, WA

#15 Jan 28, 2013
The cars are RENTED, didn't you read your own link ??

Southwest Journal reports that the city's Public Works Department is planning a pilot program for car-sharing services, letting residents rent a car for a few hours or days at a time.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#16 Jan 28, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
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Just like building stadiums for billionaire team owners at tax payer expense, we are now going to provide automobiles for those that either have them, or have access to them in the private markets.
This is wrong.
Yes it is. And if you do a little research, you will find that most, if not all car sharing programs in the US are subsidized by both state and federal agencies and we all know where they get their (our) money from.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 28, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
It is now considered sharing when a Jigger steals your car.
You mama gave me that car as a present!
Obamaphone Lady

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 28, 2013
Will my Obamacar have a bluetooth connection for NYT Obamaphone?
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 28, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like building stadiums for billionaire team owners at tax payer expense, we are now going to provide automobiles for those that either have them, or have access to them in the private markets.
This is wrong.
You must be scare of competition,you're the whinning Hertz rent a car clerk!
Rabbi Foxman

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 28, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Yes it is. And if you do a little research, you will find that most, if not all car sharing programs in the US are subsidized by both state and federal agencies and we all know where they get their (our) money from.
Well ,well looks who back!
I didn't think that could ever show your face again after Crassus
B-Slap your coward as last week.

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