Ithaca Carshare is a convenient and affordable alternative to reimbursing staff for mileage and the associated recordkeeping. With an Ithaca Carshare membership, you won't have to worry about the cost and hassle of owning and maintaining cars for your business. You and your staff get 24/7 access by online or phone reservation to our fleet of reliable vehicles. You can sign up multiple drivers on one account and see all usage costs on one itemized monthly bill. Plus, you can offer your employees the benefit of a free personal Just in Case membership when they are a driver on your organizational account.

Organization rates

We charge for both time and distance on each trip. The one-time application fee is waived for drivers on organizational memberships. 

Special Rates

Full Day Rate

Many vehicles can be reserved for full days at a reduced rate.  The full day rate caps hourly charges at 10 hours in any 24 hour period. For trips over 24 hours, additional hourly or daily rates will be added as needed. For example, a 26 hour trip is one day plus 2 hours. 
We charge for both time and distance on each trip.

These options don't fit my organization:

Pricing may be negotiated on a case by case basis for organizations with many drivers or unusual needs. Please contact us for details.

What local businesses and organizations are using Ithaca Carshare?

Small businesses such as Mimi's Attic and Home Green Home find our Just in Case plan perfect to occasionally deliver furniture, or fill in as a back up vehicle if the work van is already out. For downtown businesses, free personal memberships are a great benefit to offer employees as part of a commuter package for staff who don't want to search for parking every day.

Green Street Pharmacy and Business is Blooming use our cars for delivery routes, and find It's My Car the best option for routine trips.  The Ithaca League of Women Rollers uses our minivan to travel to away bouts.

The Community Science Institute, a non-profit organization and certified water testing lab, uses the cars to travel and collect baseline water samples across the Southern Tier. "Our clients already reimburse us for mileage so it saves the cost of wear and tear on our employee's vehicles" says lab director Steve Penningroth.

Cornell University Housing rotates staff drivers through their It's My Car account each semester, and use our cars to pick up program supplies and transport program participants. The Cornell Prison Education Program finds carsharing the perfect solution to get student tutors to the prison once a week.

Our low It's My Car rates for governmental agencies and non-profit agencies are a great deal, and Ithaca Carshare helps the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council with flexible access to back-up vehicles when they need them.

What our business members are saying

"We use the truck for small pick-up and delivery jobs such as couches or dressers. It has been nice not to have to buy a company vehicle right away, and to have the flexibility to use the appropriate size vehicle for small jobs." - Kelly Moreland, Owner - Mimi's Attic and Mama Goose

"We love the benefit of free individual memberships offered to staff members. Now, if there are personal errands that need to be run or an emergency comes up, our staff knows they have access to Ithaca Carshare. Since our office is downtown, we are never more than a couple of blocks away from a car." - Teresa Linde, Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council

"It's so convenient. I use the Green Street car to deliver prescriptions to private residences, as well as several group homes and offices." - Shelly Rogers, Pharmacy Technician, Green Street Pharmacy

"We use carshare vehicles to deliver mattresses and furniture to our customers. It is quick and convenient compared to typical rental trucks, and we like supporting the mission of Ithaca Carshare in reducing Ithaca's car fleet." - Joe Nolan, Home Green Home

"Snug uses Ithaca Carshare as a logistical problem-solver. Snug's staff is spread all over Tompkins County, and sometimes beyond. Carshare helps us get people or things from one place to another without having to add another vehicle to our fleet." - Blake Reid, Snug Planet

Parking

40% of gasoline use in cities is by people looking for parking. Ithaca Carshare has prime parking locations near you!