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What is CarShare?

Have you ever needed to go somewhere you couldn't easily reach through public transit? Maybe you had to rely on a taxi, but that can be pricey. Buffalo CarShare allows members to reserve vehicles by the hour or day, which are located throughout Buffalo.

  • No upfront rental costs
  • No more costly car loans
  • Gas and insurance is included
  • Cars are situated on major bus and train lines

Think of car sharing as a community car. Members share the car by booking reservations and accessing the car with their key fob. It's great for errands, such as

  • Job interviews
  • Doctor's appointments
  • Trips to the grocery store
  • Picking up a friend from the airport.

Once they are done, members return the vehicle to its hub. That way the car is ready for the next member.

To become a member, you must have a relatively clean driving record and at least two years of driving experience. Applicants who are between the ages of 18 and 20 can also join with supplemental insurance. If you need a car for hourly use or if you simply want a second car as a back-up, Buffalo CarShare may be right for you!
Join today!

We also have 24-hour rates and two 7-passenger minivans!
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Sharing the experience!

KellyBuffalo CarShare has allowed me to avoid the high costs of car ownership while still providing access to a private car when I need one. I have access to school via the Metro line and most amenities are within walking distance. For the ocassional trip outside the area there is nothing easier than reserving my CarShare online, walking to the site, and driving to my destination and it is incredibly easy for someone as busy as myself!


LaVerneI find it so affordable and convenient to my house...Besides errands and shopping I have used the cars to go on interviews and to meet friends for dinner. I am participating because it is not in my best interest to purchase a car right now, but I do still have a need for a vehicle.


Get There!

You may already know how Buffalo CarShare benefits the community by reducing pollution, saving people $1000s per year, and giving people the freedom to get where they need to go. We at Buffalo CarShare are pleased to announce the next stage of our non-profit organization called Get There! Get There expresses our goal to provide more neighborhoods with access to CarShare.

In the four years we've been providing service we have gone from 4 vehicles to 17 with now 600 members. Through Get There we plan to expand to 30 cars and 1000 members by the end of 2015. Kindly, the Oshei Foundation has provided us with a $100,000 challenge grant, which will be given through matching support from partnerships and donations. We will use these funds to expand into new neighborhoods and help more parts of Buffalo.

In order to Get There we need people's support. Please check out our Get There Page to see how you can participate. There are many families and individuals here in Buffalo that need transportation. By supporting Get There, you are helping change people's lives.

Thank you for your support!
Please share Get There on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Email.

Most sincerely,
The Buffalo CarShare Team

Buffalo CarShare is supported by:

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Green Options Buffalo
New York Department of Transportation