It's kind of a shame, really. "Dude, can I borrow your car?" might be going out of fashion at the University of Florida, where students (and faculty) can now participate in the UF's new car-sharing program. Similar to other car-sharing programs (like CityWheels or Zipcar), the UF program allows cars to be rented by the hour or by the day. UF's program will be run by Flexcar and rental rates are $5.50 an hour / $55 a day (plus a $35 annual membership fee). Not the kind of prices you want to take the car to the movies in; a well-executed shopping trip sounds more like the right destination.

UF's Physical Plant Division will pay Flexcar $6,500 a month for eight cars, which will include hybrid vehicles. Dude.

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[Source: Joanna Blaz / Alligator Online]


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