A Statement of Solidarity from HOURCAR

We’ve been receiving many questions from members regarding HOURCAR’s availability in light of recent demonstrations across the Twin Cities, and want to assure you that we are working hard to continue to be available for you and your community. For the near future:

  • HOURCAR will remain open, and vehicles will be available as usual. Given that transit service is currently suspended, we want to do what we can to make sure you have a safe way to get to and from your destinations.
  • Given the ever-changing circumstances, we cannot guarantee that vehicles will be accessible. Use your best judgment when deciding whether to use a reservation. As always, we will work to get you to your destination another way if the vehicle is inoperable.
  • Please be safe. If you need to cancel a reservation for any reason, we will waive all cancellation fees through midnight Sunday. We may extend this policy as needed, depending on the trajectory of current events.
  • If you notice anything amiss with any of our vehicles, or can confirm that a vehicle in a hot-spot area is undamaged, let us know via phone or email. We are grateful to have members who continue to look out for the safety of our vehicles, and we appreciate everyone who has called in concern.

One of our vehicles, HOURCAR #56 at Midtown Global Market was damaged by fire this morning. This wasn’t easy news to receive, but we are okay. At the end of the day, a car is a car. Human lives will always be more important than property, and we will be there to support the community as folks rebuild from recent uprisings and work to heal systemic oppression.

As a nonprofit whose mission is connecting our community, we cannot be silent in the face of injustice. We at HOURCAR stand with the black community and all those who grieve the loss of George Floyd and call for justice in his murder.

Today and every day, black lives matter.

In solidarity,