Capital CarShare

Capital CarShare We're a non-profit organization providing affordable and sustainable urban transportation with a fleet of energy-efficient vehicles available 24/7.
We provide affordable and fuel-efficient vehicles for hourly and daily use in the city of Albany. The cars are available 24/7 and the rates include gas, tax, and insurance!

Capital CarShare is a non-profit agency in Albany providing affordable and sustainable neighborhood transportation. Car sharing is using a community network of vehicles without the costs and hassles of owning a car. It is the flexibility to choose your vehicle – or no vehicle at all, when walking, biking, or using transit makes more sense. It saves you a ton of money, and it greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the Capital Region. CCS members have 24/7 access to a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles for use by the hour or day. Our always guaranteed benefits include– gas cards, premium insurance when you reserve a car, and 24-hour emergency service.

05/16/2019

Albany County: TOMORROW is the #b2w518 challenge! Be sure to stop by our office and pick up your shirts today! We'll see you on the road tomorrow!

05/15/2019

After a gloomy start to the week, it's finally a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Please do us all a favor and soak up that sunshine! Plus, it's always a good day when the food trucks are out by the #NYCapitolBuilding :)

We're happy to be able to provide a viable transportation alternative for the residents of North Central and Hillside No...
05/15/2019

We're happy to be able to provide a viable transportation alternative for the residents of North Central and Hillside North in Troy through this #OneTroy initiative. #SharingIsCaring with Capital CarShare!

When the Commission on Economic Opportunity and other community-based organizations began formulating a plan to address poverty in Troy's Hillside and North Central neighborhoods, they started by reaching out to the people who know it best: The residents themselves. Last summer. they hosted an event in the 7th Avenue Park last summer and gathered ideas about how to tackle a problem that often seems endemic. The result was One Troy, a comprehensive set of workforce training and community development 15 projects supported by nearly $600,000 in funding through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the projects, including a paid property management internship through the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP), Inc.; an ambassador program by Unity House of Troy, Inc. that will offer paid job skills training for the customer service and hospitality industries; a marketing plan through Tap, Inc to rehabilitate 10 key vacant buildings; a series of videos through Collectiveffort to serve as a guide to community standards, a community-based public art project through The Arts Center of the Capital Region that will involve students from the Troy City School District's School 2; a vehicle sharing program through Capital CarShare; an after school academic program for at-risk youth through Ark, Inc.; and a pair of career exploration programs through the Troy Boys & Girls Club.

"Cities like Troy are revitalizing their downtowns, but we're also focused on transforming neighborhoods and enhancing quality of life," the Lieutenant Governor said during an event to announce the funding that was hosted at School 2. "This funding for projects as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative targets opportunities in the Hillside North and North Central communities to provide workforce training programs, housing, education, and support services for residents."

Additional funding through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative is available for the city of Troy to enhance the 7th Avenue Park. The city is in the process of finalizing the project and will announce details of the funding at a later date.

"Locally-generated approaches toward overcoming poverty are often the most effective because of their intimate connection to the community. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership, this initiative is rethinking the way we are addressing the problems associated with and that contribute to poverty," New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Acting Commissioner Mike Hein said. "The model developed here and in other areas supported through the initiative are empowering local leaders to address poverty at its root and generate positive change."

Read more: on.ny.gov/2vW7DOp

05/14/2019

Another reason #WhyWeCarshare: "Around one-quarter of global CO2 emissions come from the transportation of people and goods." - @wwf We want the planet to be around for thousands of years to come. By sharing a car with #CapitalCarShare, you're doing just that! #SharingIsCaring

Happy Bike To Work Week! If you've signed up for a free #b2w518 shirt in Albany County, you can come pick up your shirt ...
05/13/2019
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Happy Bike To Work Week! If you've signed up for a free #b2w518 shirt in Albany County, you can come pick up your shirt at our office on 194 Lark St. We look forward to seeing you!

05/10/2019

Have you ever wondered why we always say #SharingIsCaring? Because shared-use mobility reduces the need for private car ownership! Why pay to have a car sit for up to 23 hours in a day if you really only need it for an hour? Trust us, it pays to save with #CapitalCarShare!

05/09/2019

May 17th is the #CDTC's #BikeToWorkDay2019! #CapitalCarShare will be Albany County's t-shirt pickup location. You can pick up your t-shirts starting tomorrow 5/10 from 12pm - 5pm, Mon 5/13 and Tues 5/14 from 9am - 5pm! See y'all soon! #b2w518

Here's a gorgeous picture of Alaskey, our Subaru Crosstrek, out in the wild! What an impressive parallel park! If you se...
05/08/2019

Here's a gorgeous picture of Alaskey, our Subaru Crosstrek, out in the wild! What an impressive parallel park! If you see one of our cars, let us know! #AlaskeyTheSubaruCrosstrek #SharingIsCaring

05/08/2019

It's a fantastic day in the neighborhood, carsharing friends! We hope you're out and taking in all this sunshine. In case you didn't know, the #CDPHPCycles are out to play and you should take one for a spin! #SharingIsCaring

Today might be the last day of April, but tomorrow....#ItsGonnaBeMay! We have lots in store for May, so stay tuned! #Sha...
04/30/2019

Today might be the last day of April, but tomorrow....#ItsGonnaBeMay! We have lots in store for May, so stay tuned! #SharingIsCaring

04/26/2019

For today's #FeatureFriday, take a look at how this company is trying to bring sustainable clothing to the masses by tricking microbes into eating our clothing: http://bit.ly/littlemicrobes #SharingIsCaring

04/23/2019

It's a fantastic Tuesday today in the #CapitalRegion and we hope you're outside soaking in all this wonderful sunshine. If you're not #carsharing today, it's also a perfect day for a ride on a #CDPHPCycle! Reduce that carbon footprint today! #SharingIsCaring

We are elated to partner with Habitat for Humanity Capital District to offer this to people who choose to reduce their c...
04/22/2019

We are elated to partner with Habitat for Humanity Capital District to offer this to people who choose to reduce their carbon footprint. Together, we are committed to making the planet better for all. #HappyEarthDay!

Happy #EarthDay! Thinking about reducing your carbon footprint AND your budget? Want to support local families building a safe place to call home? 🌎 Donate your car to Habitat and get a FREE carshare membership to Capital CarShare - your neighborhood car. Learn more about Capital CarShare at capitalcarshare.org.

Read more about shifting toward a minimal driving lifestyle with Cars for Homes at habitat.org/stories/top-10-cities-where-you-can-live-without-car-and-help-save-earth

Our new fleet!
04/19/2019

Our new fleet!

We love the Lark Street BID! Thanks for the feature -- we're glad to be a part of the coolest street in the county! #WeA...
04/18/2019

We love the Lark Street BID! Thanks for the feature -- we're glad to be a part of the coolest street in the county! #WeAreLarkStreet #SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare

Meet Melanie, Executive Director of Capital CarShare, located at 194 Lark Street. Capital Car Share is a non-profit membership organization which provides accessible, sustainable, shared mobility for hundreds of people throughout the Capital Region. In 2018, Capital Car Share introduces a fully electric BMW to their fleet, which includes 9 fuel efficient vehicles at 9 locations in Albany and Troy.

#WeAreLarkStreet #LoveLark #WomenInBusiness

04/17/2019

Happy Wednesday, everyone! One of the main reasons #WhyWeCarShare is because #modernmobility is the future. #Carsharing frees up space in the cities we live in, whereas private cars are parked up to 23 hours a day. Carsharing just makes sense!

04/11/2019

#CapitalCarShare's theme of the month is #WhyWeCarShare, so over the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing our favorite reasons to carshare. Let us know why YOU carshare, and we will repost our favorites. After all, #SharingIsCaring!

04/09/2019

For today's #TuesdayTidbit, we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of @LarkStreetBID Restaurant Week! Enjoy food specials that are $20.19 or less ALL WEEK! Take advantage of this yummy opportunity! And if you want to share food with us, we won't mind :) #SharingIsCaring

04/09/2019

Good afternoon, Capital Region! We're happy to report that our booking website is back up and running. If you're encountering any issues, please give us a call and we'll help you out. Thanks again for your patience! #SharingIsCaring

04/08/2019

Apologies, folks! Our website is down and we are working hard to rectify this issue. We'll be back to carsharing in no time. Thanks for your patience!

04/04/2019

Friday is right around the corner, folks, so here's a #ThursdayThought for you: why not take a bike break tomorrow? #CDPHPCycle are rolling out bikes starting tomorrow, 4/5! Modern mobility means being savvy about different modes of transportation. Happy riding, Capital Region!

04/03/2019

Happy Wednesday, modern mobility warriors! Finally, the results from our car naming contest: Garnet, Mame Faye, and Alaskey won! Thanks to everyone that voted and if you're a CCS member, your account will be updated with credit in the coming days. #YourNeighborhoodCar

04/01/2019

Happy Monday to you, fine Capital Region folk! Thank you SO MUCH for voting in our Subaru naming contest! There was almost a tie. Results will be released soon! Until then, stay tuned for our #MemberMonday spotlight!

03/29/2019

It's #FeatureFriday at Capital CarShare and today we're highlighting our Kia Soul, Nanette! Nanette was named for famed Broadway actress and Albany-native Nanette Comstock! You can find Nanette at Price Chopper on Delaware Ave in Albany! Have a good weekend, folks!

03/28/2019

How's your Thursday going, Capital Region? Here's a #ThursdayThought for you -- with #CapitalCarShare, your ride is always guaranteed. If the car you booked isn't there, we will move you to another car or we will call you a Lyft. That's #modernmobility for ya!

03/27/2019

Good afternoon, modern mobility warriors! Here's some #WednesdayWisdom for you all -- by 2035, 36 million people worldwide will be #carsharing. So thanks to you, our early adopters! Let's spread the word about carsharing. Don't forget, #SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare!

03/26/2019

Here's a #TuesdayTidbit about our new Subaru cars -- they all come equipped with #SubaruEyesight, a pair of cameras that have adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane keep assist/sway warning and collision throttle management. Learn more here: bit.ly/ccseyes

These Subaru's can't name themselves! Please vote for the names that YOU like -- voting ends 3/31! Members, if you haven...
03/25/2019

These Subaru's can't name themselves! Please vote for the names that YOU like -- voting ends 3/31! Members, if you haven't voted already, that's an extra $15 in free driving! #CapitalCarShare #SharingIsCaring

This is it folks! The last three notable figures in our car naming contest -- Jane Stanford, founder of Stanford College...
03/22/2019

This is it folks! The last three notable figures in our car naming contest -- Jane Stanford, founder of Stanford College; Joe Alaskey, prominent voice actor, and Mary McElroy, acting First Lady to the 21st President of the United States. Pick which name you like below -- these are YOUR neighborhood cars, and YOU get to name them! CSS Members, don't forget you get credit when you vote! #SharingIsCaring

#CSSMemberMonday on a Wednesday? You bet! Meet Frank, one of our newest members! Frank lives in Downtown Troy and he's h...
03/20/2019

#CSSMemberMonday on a Wednesday? You bet! Meet Frank, one of our newest members! Frank lives in Downtown Troy and he's happily car-free! Frank uses #CapitalCarShare to go to Hannaford to get some healthy groceries. Tell your friends that #SharingIsCaring!

Happy Wednesday, folks! Here's round two of three notable figures in our car naming contest: madam Mame Faye, actress Fl...
03/20/2019

Happy Wednesday, folks! Here's round two of three notable figures in our car naming contest: madam Mame Faye, actress Florence Nash, and Elizabeth Hamilton, wife to founding father Alexander Hamilton! Vote for the name you like best below. Look for our last post this upcoming Friday. Voting ends 3/31/2019!

03/15/2019

Quick reminder, folks -- if you're a CCS member who's voted in our car naming contest, contact us and we'll give you a $5 credit! #SharingIsCaring

Good afternoon, Capital Region! Here is the first of three notable figures in our car naming contest: abolitionist Henry...
03/15/2019

Good afternoon, Capital Region! Here is the first of three notable figures in our car naming contest: abolitionist Henry Garnet, landscape artist William Bliss Baker, and astronomer Benjamin Boss. Read a bit about their histories and vote below! We have two more batches next week!

03/15/2019

Hello, carshare friends and supporters! We told you we'd bring you more cars -- we have three brand-new Subarus on the way! But these new babies need names, and that's where we'll need YOUR help! Over the next couple of days we'll be introducing you to nine notable figures from the Capital Region, and the top three will be the names of our new cars! Comment the ones that you like! If you're a member of Capital CarShare, you'll receive $5 in credit for voting! Voting goes until March 31st 2019!

03/08/2019

A very happy #InternationalWomensDay to all fearless women everywhere, and a special shout out to our Executive Director, Ms. Melanie Beam. Thanks for everything you've done for #CapitalCarShare -- we all appreciate you, not today, but every day!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There's a sing off going on at Proctor's tomorrow night! You can get there...
03/07/2019
Thruway: A Sing Off at Proctors

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There's a sing off going on at Proctor's tomorrow night! You can get there via #CapitalCarShare and CDTA! Check out the link for more information: http://bit.ly/march8singoff

Union and groups from 3 other regional colleges will compete for the title of best singing group. All proceeds from the event will benefit Community Land Trust of Schenectady.

03/07/2019

This Sunday, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour -- #DaylightSavingsTime is over! More sun means more car fun with #CapitalCarShare. Once you become a member, our service is 24/7, for whenever you need us. #SpringIntoCapitalCarShare #SharingIsCaring

Forgive us for being tardy, but here's our #CCSMemberMonday spotlight -- Elias Rosario! Elias uses @CDTA to get to work ...
03/05/2019

Forgive us for being tardy, but here's our #CCSMemberMonday spotlight -- Elias Rosario! Elias uses @CDTA to get to work at @MVPHealthCare, but how does Elias carshare? He uses his car to go grocery shopping. Don't forget, #SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare!

03/05/2019

Why #SpringIntoCapitalCarShare? Owning a car cost over $9,000 a year - NOT including your car payment! Save money. Save the planet. Feel good.

Now that spring is around the corner, let's #SpringIntoCapitalCarshare! Allow him to re-introduce himself, his name is A...
03/01/2019

Now that spring is around the corner, let's #SpringIntoCapitalCarshare! Allow him to re-introduce himself, his name is Andy! Our lovely red Toyota Prius C can get you and your groceries home in a jiffy. Learn more today! #SharingIsCaring #CapitalCarshare

A super welcome to the Capital Region, solar panels and free electric charging thanks to @nyserda
02/27/2019

A super welcome to the Capital Region, solar panels and free electric charging thanks to @nyserda

#SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare! Save time and money by using one of our eco-friendly vehicles. Use the car when ...
02/22/2019

#SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare! Save time and money by using one of our eco-friendly vehicles. Use the car when YOU need it, not just having it parked for more than 90% of the time. #ReasonsToCarshare

#SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare! Save time and money by using one of our eco-friendly vehicles. Use the car when ...
02/22/2019

#SharingIsCaring with #CapitalCarShare! Save time and money by using one of our eco-friendly vehicles. Use the car when YOU need it, not just having it parked for more than 90% of the time. #ReasonsToCarshare

This ties into some good carshare news, coming soon!!
02/12/2019

This ties into some good carshare news, coming soon!!

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194 Lark St
Albany, NY
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