Committee advances Honolulu car-sharing bill

Committee advances Honolulu car-sharing bill

HONOLULU (AP) - A committee of the Honolulu City Council is moving forward with a measure that could assist car-sharing in the city.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the council's Budget Committee on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would set aside city parking stalls for car-sharing vehicles.

Car sharing involves drives renting cars and trucks by the hour or minute. Environmental groups say it's a way to reduce cars on the road.

Deputy Transportation Services Director Mark Garrity says rental companies typically offer vehicles that have to be returned to specific locations or one-way rentals that let drivers find and park cars throughout a jurisdiction.

Bill 65 would allow the city to charge a fee of up to $3,000 for compensation for lost parking revenues.

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