UofL’s public car-share program expands to downtown




    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville car-share program is expanding downtown with a new fuel-efficient vehicle available to the public for hourly, overnight and daily rentals at the Health Sciences Center.

    Reservations have increased 30 percent since 2014 when UofL’s  Enterprise CarShare program, which has been operating on the main Belknap campus since 2012, was opened to the public.

    “UofL and the city of Louisville are committed to reducing pollution and the number of cars on the road,” said Justin Mog, UofL’s assistant to the provost for sustainability initiatives. “Having cars available to share allows people to commute via bus, carpool, bike or foot, knowing that a vehicle is accessible if needed for an appointment or errand. It also allows residents on or near campus to avoid the expense and hassle of owning a car. Millennials are totally into that.”

    The new UofL CarShare vehicle will be parked outside UofL’s Kornhauser Library at 500 South Preston St. Four other CarShare vehicles are located on Belknap Campus. All cars are cleaned, maintained, insured and fueled by Enterprise CarShare as part of the hourly rental charge.

    Anyone over 18 with a valid driver’s license can use the cars, which are available year-round, 24 hours a day. Once users purchase a low-cost annual membership, they can access the vehicles whenever needed for $8 per hour or $56 per day. Details can be found at enterprisecarshare.com.

    For more information, contact Mog at 502-852-8575 or justin.mog@louisville.edu.


    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.