Monday, November 5, 2012

Car Sharing Now Available in Montgomery County

Two car sharing companies, Zipcar and Hertz on Demand, have recently expanded the availability of their cars in Montgomery County following a competitive bid process.   Twenty-six vehicles are now available at 13 locations in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Montgomery Hills, and North Bethesda.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation provided public parking spaces for car sharing vehicles, and the companies are paying established parking rates for use of the County parking spaces.

The following new car share locations are prominently marked by signs:


• Metropolitan Garage, 7601 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda
Bethesda Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Arlington Road, Bethesda
• Cordell Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda
• Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Veterans Place, Silver Spring
• Fenton Street between Colesville Road and Cameron Street, Silver Spring
• Cameron Street between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street, Silver Spring
Wheaton Market Place Lot, 11219 Grandview Avenue, Wheaton
• Parking Lot, Seminary Road and Sutton Place, 1920 Seminary Road, Montgomery Hills
• Executive Boulevard between Rockville Pike and Woodglen Drive, North Bethesda

Hertz On Demand

• Metropolitan Garage, 7601 Woodmont Avenue Bethesda
• Middleton Lane Parking Lot, 4538 Middleton Lane, Bethesda
• Bonifant/Dixon Garage, Silver Spring
• Fenton Street between Wayne Avenue and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring
More information on using car share vehicles is available from Hertz and Zipcar.  For more information on the County’s programs promoting alternatives to driving alone – including car sharing – visit Commuter Services’ website or call Commuter Services at (240) 777-8380