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Getaround Launches Peer-to-peer Car Sharing in Portland

Posted on 19 April 2012 by Jason

A federally-funded study is offering cash incentives to car owners and renters. The Federal Highway Administration selected Getaround to participate in a joint initiative with the city to use $1,725,000 in federal funding to launch and study peer­to­peer car sharing in the greater Portland metropolitan area.
“As a city that has long championed alternative modes of transportation, we are excited to officially launch this first of its kind car sharing partnership with Getaround,” Portland Mayor Sam Adams said. “Peer-to-peer car sharing will not only help Oregon reduce car overpopulation but Getaround’s service will also help connect Portlanders, while reducing our carbon footprint.”
“This launch marks the beginning of an exciting new trend of eco‐friendly, collaborative and market-based solutions to everyday challenges,” said U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer. “Peer‐to‐peer car sharing has proven to be a creative and successful trend that will continue to grow and help shape the future of environmentally‐friendly legislation.”
Getaround enables car owners to ‘un­idle’ their cars and offset the cost of vehicle ownership by sharing with friends, co‐workers and neighbors, while people seeking cars are provided easy, affordable access to vehicles everywhere.

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