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Learn About Car-Sharing in the Downtown

May 10, 2012

The City of Mississauga and AutoShare Inc. are holding a public open house on May 16 to provide information about car-sharing in the downtown.

“AutoShare Mississauga has arrived in the downtown and is the city’s first car-sharing service made available to the community,” said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works Department. “We are committed to supporting the evolution of transportation and providing a range of choices such as walking, cycling, public transit and now car-sharing to help people get around the city. We encourage commuters to learn more about the service and to give it a try this spring.”

What:
Car-Share Service Public Open House

When:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
3 – 8 p.m. (Drop-in)

Where:
Mississauga Celebration Square, The Glass Pavilion
(300 City Centre Drive)

Who:
City and AutoShare staff will be on hand to provide information about the service, registration process and answer questions.

For more information about the Car-Share Service Pilot Project contact Lorenzo Mele, transportation demand management coordinator, at 905-615-3200 extension 5384.

Visit www.mississauga.ca or www.autoshare.com/mississauga.

About Car-Share Service Pilot Project
The Transportation and Works Department was given approval by Council on March 28, 2012 to enter a two-year agreement with AutoShare Inc. and establish the City’s first Car-Share Service Pilot Project. The pilot project will determine the demand for car-share services in downtown Mississauga. Registered AutoShare members, 21 years or older, can book a vehicle, access it with a keycard, and later return it to the same parking space.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Related Links:
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Media Contact:
Edyta Brzeziak
Marketing Consultant
Phone: 905-615-3200 x3719
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   edyta.brzeziak@mississauga.ca


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