(September 16, 2013) City CarShare CEO to Speak at Mobility and Transportation Conferences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rick Hutchinson will speak at the Annual CarSharing Association Meeting, the Skyline College Success Summit, the Shared Use Mobility Summit and the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Lunchtime Forum 

San Francisco  –– City CarShare, the largest nonprofit carsharing organization in North America, today announced CEO Rick Hutchinson will speak at four upcoming transportation and mobility conferences in September and October. The conferences include the fifth annual CarSharing Association conference titled “Shared Mobility and Transit: Partners for the 21st Century,” the Skyline College Success Summit, the Shared-Use Mobility Summit and the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research (SPUR) Lunchtime Forum.

The CarSharing Association Annual Conference takes place in Toronto September 16 and 17 and will assemble carsharing leaders from around the world to discuss an array of topics ranging from classic two-way carsharing to environmental & traffic impact research. Rick will be a featured speaker on the subject of “Mobile Tech & Personal Mobility: The Future is Here,” on September 17.

The Skyline College Success Summit in San Bruno, CA on September 21 features business and civic leaders from the Bay Area.  They will discuss innovative strategies to address issues affecting the San Mateo County community. Rick is a featured speaker on the subject of ‘The Last Mile’ and other community-based subjects.

The Shared-Use Mobility Summit in San Francisco, CA, on October 10 and 11, aims to encourage dialogue among mobility providers, policy makers, government agencies, nonprofits and more. On October 10, Rick will be a featured speaker for “The Sharing Economy: Scaling the Shared Use Mobility Network.” Additionally, on October 11, Rick will be on a panel discussing education, outreach and public engagement. City CarShare’s environmentally sensitive approach to carsharing, the compatibility of carsharing with new peer-to-peer (P2P) services and City CarShare’s role in state and local legislation is impacting the carsharing industry.

The SPUR Lunchtime Forum in San Francisco, CA, on October 17th features a forum on the
“Future of Car Ownership.” Rick will be speaking about the changing landscape of car ownership and the role carsharing will play in today’s society as we move forward.  

About City CarShare

City CarShare is a Bay Area nonprofit that provides convenient, affordable access to shared cars in order to reduce individual car ownership and usage. City CarShare aims to remove 20,000 cars from the road by 2020, run half their fleet on electric or alternative fuel by 2015, and save the Bay Area $1 billion over the costs of owning a car by 2020. With a mission to improve the environment and quality of life in our cities, City CarShare continually strives to make their service so convenient, so reliable, and so affordable that people will prefer using a City CarShare car to owning their own. In doing so, City CarShare members are reducing traffic, parking problems, and dependence on oil–while promoting cleaner air, quieter streets, and more open space. For more information visit citycarshare.org. Follow City CarShare on Facebook and Twitter.

 

For more information about the CarSharing Association conference, go here.

For more information about the Skyline College Success Summit, go here.

For more information about the Shared Use Mobility Summit, go here.

For more information about the SPUR Lunchtime Forum, go here.

 Media Please Note:

For further details about City CarShare, to schedule an interview with Rick Hutchinson, or to request high-resolution photography, please contact Hilary Burns at Landis Communications, Inc.: 415.561.0488; hilary@landispr.com

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