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Connect by Hertz brings car sharing to Hoboken with "Corner Cars"

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INSTRUCTIONS for utilizing the "Corner Cars" program can be found ont the city's site HobokenNJ.org - "Corner Cars"

Hoboken and Connect by Hertz team up to launch first city-wide car-sharing service in america

Formal Kick-Off Takes Place Wednesday, June 16 at 4:30 PM ET

WHAT: The City of Hoboken, New Jersey and Connect by Hertz are launching "Corner Cars" -- the country's first true city-wide car-sharing program.

With the roll-out of this program, more than 90 percent of Hoboken residents will live within a 5-minute walk of a car-sharing vehicle location. The first phase of this program is anticipated to remove more than 750 vehicles from Hoboken's crowded streets.

"We're proud to partner with Hertz to offer our residents the first true city-wide car-sharing program in the country," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "This creative program will save residents thousands of dollars compared to owning a car and eliminate the stress and hassle of looking for parking in our city."

WHO: The formal kick-off of "Corner Cars," Hoboken's new city-wide car-sharing service powered by Connect by Hertz, will kick off as Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Transportation and Parking Director Ian Sacs take a vehicle for the inaugural drive. City Council Members, Hertz representatives, other local elected officials, and community residents will also be in attendance.

WHERE: The intersection of 2nd St. and Harrison St. – the location of one of 21 car-sharing locations.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The "Corner Cars" program operated by Connect by Hertz is Hoboken's city-wide car-sharing service which allows residents to rent a vehicle by the hour, day or week. Rates start at $5 per hour and include gas, roadside assistance, navigation system, and insurance.

More than 90 percent of the Hoboken population will be within a 5-minute walk of at least one car-sharing location. Locations were selected through public input and by City Council members representing individual wards.