Starting today, Zipcars will be available at Poughkeepsie, Beacon and seven other Metro-North Railroad stations in the Hudson Valley so passengers can take a Zipcar from the station and travel to tourist destinations and other locations throughout the region.
A total of 14 Zipcars are available now through the partnership including a Honda Civic, a Jeep Renegade and a Honda CR-V. The vehicles are parked at dedicated, clearly marked spaces at station lots. Each Zipcar reservation includes gas, insurance, maintenance and 180 miles of driving per day. Zipcars will be available at Poughkeepsie, Beacon, North White Plains, Woodlawn, Port Chester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Pelham and Mount Vernon East
The availability of Zipcars at these stations is part of a new Metro-North program called Ride2Drive, which aims to encourage visitors to travel to the HudsonValley and at the same time increase mobility to New Yorkers who don’t own cars. Within the next year, the program is expected to expand to an additional 24 Metro-North stations in New York State, both east and west of the Hudson River.
Customers can download the Metro-North train-time app or sign up for Metro-North service alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com.