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Enterprise Car Sales, Mobility Management program working to bring reliable transportation to the region

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For more information, contact
Holly Kreienkamp at (573) 265-2993

ST. JAMES—Enterprise Car Sales Executive Matt Madura met with Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s Mobility Manager Holly Kreienkamp on Dec. 17 to discuss how the company and program may provide transportation in the Meramec Region.

“Enterprise currently offers a ride-share program,” Madura said. “The program brings people together who work at a common place or near a common place to save resources, emissions and insurance.”

Ride sharing, also known as vanpooling, allows people who don’t have a vehicle or don’t have an economical vehicle to share a resource. There must be at least two people over the age of 25 to coordinate rides and participants only need to participate 50 percent of the time.

“The Enterprise ride-share program would easily fit in with Mobility Management and could apply to workplace travel, doctor’s visits and grocery shopping,” Kreienkamp said.

Currently ride-share programs are big in metro areas, around factories with multiple shifts. The program has already been working for nearly 20 years under Enterprise.

“It’s just a matter of getting people interested and together. They can form a van pool within three weeks,” Madura said.

For more information about transportation opportunities, contact Kreienkamp at 573-265-2993, hkreienkamp@meramecregion.org or visit the website at www.morides.org.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 24, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

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