With constant effort for everyone to be more environmentally conscious and responsible, UH is working to make the campus a greener place and easy on the students one program at a time.
Hertz on Demand is a car share program that was introduced in the fall of 2011. It is a cheap and easy system that makes it possible for students to rent a car on campus by the hour.
At $8 an hour with gas and insurance included it is a great way to reduce the amount of cars brought onto campus. There are over 942 active Hertz on Demand members.
“The Hertz on Demand program helps eliminate personal vehicles on campus as one Hertz car equals four personal vehicles. The more customers we sign up, the less amount of personal vehicles we have to worry about coming to campus circling for parking spots and burning up gas,” said Edward Bell, Marketing Coordinator with Parking and Transportation Operations.
The goal is to reduce the amount of cars on campus and junior Hotel and Restaurant Management major Evelyn Baena thinks that this is a great program. Baena remembers being a freshman and how annoying it was to get on and off campus when she lived in the dorms.
“This program will encourage and make it easier for students to live on campus or carpool and not worry about the hassle of a personal vehicle and parking,” Baena said, “and for $8 an hour, you can’t beat it.”
Bell urges students to visit www.uh.edu/pts for more information regarding car sharing.