CarShare President Jason Hammond gets interviewed by CTV SWO’s David Imire aboard the first Waterloo Region GO Train to Toronto on Dec. 19.
|Check out David Imrie’s GO Train story on CTV SWO.|
|Check out the co-op’s GO Train Photo Set on Flickr.|
Co-op staff members Matt and Janet, along with co-op president Jason Hammond, rode the rails to Toronto Monday on the first scheuled GO Train from Waterloo Region. We scheduled several meetings in Toronto for the day, including with AutoShare, Toronto’s local carsharing organization, where Janet also joined as a Roaming Member. Later in the day we got to drive an AutoShare car to Oshawa for our meeting with TigerTel, the company that answers the co-op’s reservation line outside of business hours. We also met with Metavera, the company that provides the co-op’s online reservation system.
It was a very multi-modal travel day, as we drove two different CarShare vehicles – our own and an AutoShare vehicle, and took two different kinds of trains – the GO Train and the TTC subway. We also did some walking in between modes as well. Overall, our day is a great example of how carsharing helps fill in the gaps between other transportation modes. Here is a full rundown of our day:
With GO Trains now serving Waterloo Region, residents have more options when it comes to making transportation choices that will reduce their carbon footprint. And, with CarShare vehicles available on either end of the GO Train ride through our co-op and through AutoShare, maintaining access to a vehicle while taking the train has never been easier!