Minneapolis may test car-sharing program

Jan 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Business Journal

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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Miss Piggy

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[QUOTE who="redeemer/slewser "]<quoted text>You must be scare of competition,you're the whinning Hertz rent a car clerk![/QUOTE]
Poor, low information troll. A rent-a-car is nothing like a car sharing program. Learn to read before sharing your wisdom with others. LOL
redeemer

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Miss Piggy wrote:
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Poor, low information troll. A rent-a-car is nothing like a car sharing program. Learn to read before sharing your wisdom with others. LOL
Onik,onik!
amused slew

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This wont end well.
DSM Local

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Amused Slew wrote:
Tell Avis, Budget, and my personal favorite HERTZ, renting cars is a bad idea...
Even TrashyLair knows THAT !
LMAOROTFU~!
the private sector, ah evil must go for expensive public sector union way

Look for the union label (singing)
DSM Local

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social engineering by the government to push more of their godless ideals down your throat
Miss Piggy

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redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Onik,onik!
Let me guess: dyslexia?
redeemer

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Let me guess: dyslexia?
let me guess: Pork Chops?
Miss Piggy

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redeemer wrote:
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let me guess: Pork Chops?
Yes, wrapped in bacon!
Actually, I was being serious: Oink/Onik? Looks like dyslexia to me, and I know because I have a mild case myself. Therefor, I have to be careful to check what I write or I'd look Slewpid! LOL
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Miss Piggy wrote:
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Yes, wrapped in bacon!
Actually, I was being serious: Oink/Onik? Looks like dyslexia to me, and I know because I have a mild case myself. Therefor, I have to be careful to check what I write or I'd look Slewpid! LOL
Hehehehe you still look stupid and you having a mild case of dyslexia is an understatement I always fiqured you to be a
paranoid schizophrenia don't you think.

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This sounds like a great idea, Let's see, we just invested billions in the Hiawatha line and the soon to be Central Corridor. The Northstar line along with billions being spent for the Bus service, all administered by a non-elected board with unlimited power. So let the city of Minneapolis, A city run by a Mayor who hates cars, now go into competition with Hertz, Budget, Avis and National so we can have more cars. Someone please tell me, where the hell does it stop!! Is there any single moron in charge of all these liberal morons?? I did not read the article, I was too amazed they would even think of such a thing, but do they address the liability or insurance issues when "using" this car? I need to re-up my Attorney's license and hang a shingle out, this is going to fun!!
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Poor poor indoctrinated subjects.

You cant get your mind to object something your political party supports.
Because it conflicts with your support of your political party.

Your brain cant wrap around the idea that a party you support would have conflicting views.

Therefore you censor yourself and adjust your views to comform to the party.
Restoring calm to your conflicted Psyche.

You penned up sheep are so predictable.
Your thought process so simple and archaic....

You partisan hacks are tools.
Slaves that pay their own cost of slavery.

Quite hilarious how simple thought processes are.

Simpletons
Burlyman

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I hope they are White Escalades with 21" rims and low pro tires so I can cruise the scene with my B Ho.

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redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>You must be scare of competition,you're the whinning Hertz rent a car clerk!
Hey fake black guy, did you take a refresher course in Ebonics while you were away?

You know what? There is no greater competition than an unregulated marketplace. That is what I stand up and fight for on a daily basis. Get the Government the hell out of regulating the private sector because the free market is the best equalizer there is.

However, I am one of those evil white businessmen who say that if your widget is better and cheaper than your competition, I will buy yours.

I don't care if you are male, female or half & half. Same thing with skin color and sexual preference. If your product is the best value to my company, I will buy it.

Have you ever tried to sell something to a US Government Agency? Have you ever tried to sell something to someone who does business with the US Government?

Competition falls to political correctness in doing business with so-called "disadvantaged" businesses. It does not matter if you are better and cheaper than the other guy, all that matters is that you are able to check the correct protected class box on that government application and overview form.

I am one of the few people left that are true believers in the competitive marketplace.
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Niether of the Above wrote:
This sounds like a great idea, Let's see, we just invested billions in the Hiawatha line and the soon to be Central Corridor. The Northstar line along with billions being spent for the Bus service, all administered by a non-elected board with unlimited power. So let the city of Minneapolis, A city run by a Mayor who hates cars, now go into competition with Hertz, Budget, Avis and National so we can have more cars. Someone please tell me, where the hell does it stop!! Is there any single moron in charge of all these liberal morons?? I did not read the article, I was too amazed they would even think of such a thing, but do they address the liability or insurance issues when "using" this car? I need to re-up my Attorney's license and hang a shingle out, this is going to fun!!
maybe it will be for the poor uninsured illegal scum, the taxpayer can help 'em out, yeah!
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Tell Avis, Budget, and my personal favorite HERTZ, renting cars is a bad idea...

Even TrashyLiar knows THAT !

LMAOROTFU~!
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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?
more tax and spend liberal STUPID ideas, only in liberal MN home of such lefies ( well stoned ), al i'm a freak & lets not forget mon dale ( not a just an additional shopping mall ). STOP SPENDING MONEY !!!

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How long after the implementation of the car-sharing program before the accusations start flying that car-sharing is racist since there are many underprivileged minorities that can not afford the car rental rates?

As shown below, those bike-sharing programs are inherently racist. The car-sharing will be just as racist.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Seven Ways to Make Bike-share More Accessible

by Angie Schmitt

Bike-sharing has been one of the most rapidly spreading transportation innovations in American cities over the past few years; scarcely a month goes by without a new city announcing its intentions to develop a system. And with good reason: Bike-share doesn’t cost much to install and operate, and it’s healthy — for cities and people.


But one cloud looming over this happy development is that not all residents have benefited equally from bike-share, which has tended to generate a disproportionately affluent ridership. Darren Buck at Network blog Bike Pedantic has been researching this topic as part of his graduate coursework. He identified seven ways cities can help ensure their public bikes are broadly used, and he recently sent out a survey to 20 bike-share systems to see whether they’re implementing these strategies:

Station Siting – This question asked bikesharing system managers if they were planning to ensure that some stations are located in areas primarily serving low-income communities. Examples might include conscious placement of stations adjacent to affordable housing, or prioritizing expansion to minority neighborhoods disproportionately underrepresented in bicycling.

Financial Assistance – This could be a partnership with a nonprofit agency providing bank accounts and debit/credit cards to low-income “unbanked” citizens, installment payment plans, subsidies for low/moderate income users, and relaxing security deposit requirements.

Safe Places to Ride – Bikesharing gets ridden more often near bike facilities, but socioeconomically-disadvantage d neighborhoods are significantly underfunded for these facilities. What is the bikesharing system doing to press the powers-that-be to bring bike facilities to those neighborhoods, to help ensure bikeshare gets ridden safely and more often?

Membership Media – Having a subsidized credit card to get a bikeshare membership is great. But most people already have a transit farecard. Perhaps a common payment card could not only lower a barrier, but could be one big step toward fuller integration of bikesharing with the public transportation system.

The remaining three, which Darren outlines in more detail, are: community-specific marketing and outreach; overcoming barriers to bicycling; and providing an economic contribution to communities.

http://streetsblog.net/2012/11/30/seven-ways-...
Amused Slew

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Stop spending money on moron's retirements ??? LMAOROTFU~! Come on, be honest...
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redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>You mama gave me that car as a present!
Your Mama tried to give herself a butt injection with the tailpipe of my car. She exploded! Just like Kanye West's Mama.
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Smart Liberal wrote:
How long after the implementation of the car-sharing program before the accusations start flying that car-sharing is racist since there are many underprivileged minorities that can not afford the car rental rates?
As shown below, those bike-sharing programs are inherently racist. The car-sharing will be just as racist.
Love the chief racist, starting the rhetoric.... It's about green, but keep trying to kill progress...AWKKK ~! Obama is Karl Marx ! AWWKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ~!

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