Today, people in major cities across the country are test-driving alternative transportation options that are ushering in a new era of urban mobility. Adoption of these new transportation services has the potential to provide a host of benefits, including less traffic congestion, reduced energy use and fewer vehicle emissions.
The growth in demand for these kinds of solutions is certainly fueling innovation in our business, as new technology makes it even easier for city dwellers to get from point A to point B, with quick access to transportation when and where they want it, and on their own terms. But the urban mobility revolution isn’t without its challenges. As politicians, passengers and members of the transportation industry debate how to regulate new on-demand services, some are questioning the future of certain car-sharing and ride-sharing operations.
As the title suggests, the panel will address a variety of misconceptions about urban mobility solutions, including those related to regulation and safety. We’ll also hear about the current and emerging trends that will shape the future of urban transit.
As a company that’s uniquely positioned to help drive the future of sustainable transportation, this is a conversation that Enterprise has been a part of for some time. With our one-of-a-kind local car-rental and car-sharing network – including offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population – we can deliver vehicles around the clock right where our customers need them. And, with one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the country, we’re able to introduce millions of drivers to new and sustainable automotive technology.
Whatever the future holds, we stand ready to keep providing affordable and accessible transportation options to urban consumers. To learn more about Enterprise’s role in the changing transportation landscape, I invite you to join us at SXSW Eco by registering here.