Zipcar Ousts Local PhillyCarShare as City's Supplier

June 10, 2008 7:06:38 AM PDT
A Massachusetts-based for-profit service has pulled out and passed local nonprofit PhillyCarShare as rental car supplier for the city of Philadelphia. City Procurement Commissioner Hugh Ortman says the city used six to 10 cars a day from PhillyCarShare for a cost of about $35,000 a year.

Ortman says the city expects to use about the same number of cars from Cambridge, Mass.,-based Zipcar. But Ortman says the expected cost for Zipcar service will be about $30,000 a year.