HOURCAR is a nonprofit carsharing company based in the Twin Cities. Since 2012, HOURCAR has provided affordable, accessible, and sustainable transportation choices for Twin Cities residents. HOURCAR operates a fleet of 60 vehicles (cars, trucks, and SUVs) strategically positioned at 55 locations (hubs) throughout the Twin Cities. These vehicles are available for rent by the hour or by the day. In an effort to provide carsharing access to a greater number of Twin Cities residents, HOURCAR launched its Increased Access Hubs program in 2017. The Increased Access program reduces the cost of HOURCAR use by 25-30% at eight locations located in low-income neighborhoods in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. However, HOURCAR recognizes that reducing cost is not the only step to providing equitable access to carsharing to all Twin Cities communities.
HOURCAR seeks to partner with other nonprofit and community-based organizations (CBOs) to expand its Increased Access Hub program. We intend to add up to three (3) increased access hubs in 2018, and three (3) more such hubs in 2019. We are interested in locating such hubs at or near nonprofits and CBOs in support of their mission. We are releasing this request for proposals (RFP) to help us determine which partnerships may be the most productive and fruitful for us to pursue.
Please answer the following questions and return to HOURCAR by email or US mail by august 31, 2018 (postmark date accepted). You don’t have to give long answers, but please answer each question thoroughly and accurately to the best of your ability.
For questions about the RFP, contact Operations Manager Meredith Benesh at email@example.com.
Attn: Increased Access Hub program
1754 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104