The kickoff to mark Marshall’s much-anticipated participation in Enterprise Rental’s WeCar program will take place at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31, on the Memorial Student Center plaza.
The popular program, now used by more than 50 colleges in 20 states, will allow students to have transportation on demand and at their convenience by renting vehicles that are available right on the Huntington campus.
Two new cars, a Nissan Altima Hybrid and a Ford Fiesta, will be located in the parking lot of the Public Safety Building and will be available 24 hours a day. The application fee has been waived and the only initial cost will be a $35 charge for the annual membership fee. The hourly rental rates will be $9-10 per hour or $65 per day for the Altima and $8-8.50 hourly or $56 per day for the Fiesta.
The membership includes some insurance and liability coverage. Members ages 18-20 will be extended liability protection up to the state minimum required amount. Those over 21 must have insurance but will also have extended liability protection up to the state minimum.
Gas can be obtained through a fuel card that is located in each vehicle.
College officials hope the WeCar program will help reduce the number of cars in the crowded campus area. In addition to students, any qualified faculty or staff member age 18 or older can take part in the WeCar program.
Applications are available via the WeCar site at
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