HOBOKEN -- The majority of Hoboken's City Council has slowed down a rental car initiative by Mayor Dawn Zimmer by refusing to vote for an ordinance designating permanent spots for Hertz Connect cars on city streets. However, they have instead approved a resolution to keep them there for 200 days.
Hertz sent out a letter Tuesday afternoon to members of their program:
Dear Corner Cars Member,
You may have heard about the recent deliberations at the Hoboken City Council meeting on the status of the Corner Cars program provided by Connect by Hertz. We want to reassure you that the Corner Cars program is alive and well and there has been no impact to Connect's service. Connect is working with the Department of Transportation to educate Council members on the program's benefits and we are urging council members to support an ordinance establishing designated Corner Cars locations throughout the City.
Hoboken's Corner Cars program has been a success, with approximately 1,000 members after only 6 months. Corner Cars is taking cars off Hoboken's streets with its "Surrender Your Permit" program which provides a package of incentives, valued at more than $500, to residents who give up their parking permit.
To date, more than 45 residents have given up their parking permit and are living a "car-free" lifestyle!
If you're interested in learning more, or to voice your opinion, we suggest you write your Council person (http://www.hobokennj.org/council/). As always, we welcome your feedback, questions, and comments; please feel free to contact the Connect by Hertz Member Care Center at 877-654-4400, the City Department of Parking and Transportation at 201-653-1919, or your local Connect representative, Michael Reid at 203-738-9540.
We sincerely appreciate your membership and hope we can provide you with many more hours of happy driving.