According to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the General Services Administration has chosen Enterprise CarShare as its new car-sharing vendor. As such, the GSA will use Enterprise CarShare on a trial basis in New York City, Boston, D.C., and Chicago. During this one-year trial, Enterprise will provide 24/7 car-sharing services to government agencies and all of its employees in these cities.
Bryan Scott, who helps to coordinate government agencies and federal offices for Enterprise Holdings, says that car-sharing programs help government agencies greatly reduce their cost of operations. It also helps improve services while allowing these agencies to make the best use of the vehicles that they have access to. By using this program, government agencies are able to try the Enterprise CarShare program for the next year to see if this service meets all of their transportation needs.
The Enterprise CarShare program is viewed as a very environmentally friendly and cost-effect way to supplement government car fleets. This service is also backed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s award-winning customer service group. No matter what time of the day it is, government officials will be able to get in touch with an Enterprise representative.
The Enterprise CarShare program is a natural extension of the already huge network provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Right now, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has nearly 5,000 offices across the United States. These offices are located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the United States’ population. This gives people access to the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand no matter where they are located. Enterprise strives to be dependable and flexible for its customers.
The GSA manages the largest federal fleet in the United States. By using this car-sharing program, the agency can give federal employees access to short-term vehicles without having to give them their own cars. This contract is just a continuation of an already longstanding agreement between the GSA and Enterprise. The agency has sought the help of Enterprise many times over the past few years. For example, it has called on the car rental company to provide government relief workers with cars during natural disasters. Due to the great work that Enterprise has done, the GSA is willing to give them the first shot at providing them with a char-sharing opportunity.
Enterprise has a long track record of helping government agencies, not just the GSA. For example, it has provided cars for the Navy and Marine Corps. As a result, the company has been the winner of a new two-year contract with the Navy Exchange Service Command.