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When Smart car–sharing service Car2Go expanded to Arlington in September, there was a catch: Drivers couldn’t begin a trip in D.C. and end it in Virginia—or vice-versa. Starting May 26, the company says, drivers won’t have to worry about that quagmire anymore.
Car2Go announced “cross-jurisdictional access” for the area’s more than 53,000 members on Wednesday, noting that it’s temporarily waived its usual $35 membership fee and is giving new members 15 minutes of free driving time.
“This new development improves quality of life by enabling more people to affordably go where they want, when they want,” said Car2Go North America President and CEO Paul DeLong in a statement.
With “one-way car-sharing” now available, D.C.-Arlington’s Car2Go coverage area looks like this:
“With various Metro stations being shut down beginning next month, now is an ideal time for D.C. area residents to become car2go members at no cost,” a release explains. The service costs 41 cents a minute, and the company has about 800 cars in the area.