Ticket to Ride
The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses.
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Gas prices this high for this long? It's downrightuncomfortable. In fact, it's enough to get consumers to changetheir behavior. Rising prices have many consumers turning toalternatives-- from car-sharing services to scooters--andentrepreneurs are reaping the rewards.
Take Scott Griffith, CEO of Zipcar Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.The $15 million car-sharing service lets its members reserve a caronline by the hour or by the day, walk to the nearest pickuplocation and drive away--gas and insurance included. Currently,Zipcar operates in 29 cities and gets an average of 2,500 newmembers per month.
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