New Rates coming in June 2016

Community CarShare is changing some of our rates effective June 1, 2016. For a more detailed breakdown click here; but check out the highlights below!

Rate changes are a necessary part of growing a healthy and successful business; we ran several data analyses to make sure the increase would be able to support the financial sustainability of the co-op, while providing the same low rates that our members love.

The Highlights:

  • Hourly rates are only going up by 50¢/hour and per km rates are going down! (we know the km cost was a point of interest for many members so we worked hard to bring that cost to you down)
  • Monthly Membership fees will not change
  • For most members (75%), the changes will result in a billing increase of no more that $10/month (based on usage data from the past year).
  • Change to booking increments: now 15 minutes! – This was a huge step for reducing member costs by allowing you more control over reservation times

The Changes:

For all plans (except Corporate Distance Plan):

  • per km rate reduced from 30¢/km to 25¢/km
  • all hourly rates increased by $0.50/hr
  • number of initial hours changing from 4 hours to 5 hours

For Corporate Distance Plan:

  • per km rate increasing to 46¢/km from 44¢/km
  • minimum kms/hour billed increasing to 16/hr from 15/hr

Quantum Changes:

  • Introducing a new flat rate for booking Quantum reservations – $7.50 per booking
  • Most members will save money on this flat rate as opposed to the former $2/hour fee

The Wrap-Up:

When rates change it is important to make sure you on the monthly plan that best suits your driving needs. If you need any clarification on the changes or what plan you should be on give us a call at 1-855-742-7399 and we will help you figure it out!

We’re back at Breithaupt Block!

Last fall, we let you know that the station at Breithaupt Block was becoming part of the co-op’s Quantum Station Program. Thanks to your resounding feedback and support this station has been upgraded to a full-time station!

As of May 1, 2016 a brand new, vibrant red Prius C Hybrid is now at the Breithaupt Block in Kitchener! And that’s just the beginning, we’ll be adding 14 new vehicles over the next several weeks.

Be sure to check out what new cars we are rolling out in our seven service areas over the next few months or sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of the exciting changes happening at Community CarShare.

13100696_10156800021570431_7067987711668610681_n

 

Stinson Returns!

Last fall, we let you know that unfortunately we lost our parking spot at Stinson School. We have been working hard to get back into that neighbourhood to serve our members better.

Thanks to the City of Hamilton, we’re excited to announce our return to the neighbourhood at Central Memorial Recreation Centre as of May 1, 2016.

There is a lovely, new, black Toyota Prius C stationed at 93 West Avenue S. If you’re unfamiliar with the building, it’s near Stinson and Victoria, by the Claremont Access.

Members – until the sign is installed please park in the centre of the lot closest to the road. Our sign will be up shortly to indicate the proper spot.Cropped 91