Archive for October, 2008

Car Ownership a Hassle

October 14, 2008

This morning, I stumbled upon an article on going car free- with the help of car sharing!

Does Anyone Want My Lexus? IGO Car Sharing!

“Car payments, leases, insurance, gas, parking, washes, maintenance, I-Pass… it all adds up. Before you know it, you are in over your head. When I look at all the extras in owning our car, I always come back to the basic philosophy our family recently adopted. We want less.”

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I-GO to the Chicago Marathon

October 14, 2008

Part of I-GO’s mission is to get cars off the street and reduce urban congestion. But if you made it out to the 31st annual Chicago Marathon this past Sunday, you might have caught a glimpse of I-GO’s very own Sheena McNeal taking that ideal one step further. Or, rather, thousands of steps further. People power is about as low-emission as it gets.

Sheena has been our Outreach Coordinator for the past two years. This was her first marathon; although, judging from the glow on her face afterward, it won’t be her last. Congratulations to Sheena and all the other runners who participated and epitomize the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation of all.

CTA and I-GO to Partner on Combined Chicago Card Plus and I-GO Smartcard

October 10, 2008

I-GO Car Sharing and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced today the launch of a joint smart card program that will allow individuals to use one card for both riding the CTA and accessing I-GO vehicles. There are currently 10 CTA locations with I-GO vehicles and plans to add 8 more. I-GO has 200 cars in 32 Chicago neighborhoods. The combined smart card program is expected to launch by the end of the year.

New Chi Town Rewards Members

October 10, 2008

With the economy looking weaker each day, I thought now would be a good time to remind I-GO members of our Chi-Town Rewards program.

Our Chi-Town Rewards program offers I-GO members a chance to save some dough at local businesses around the Chicago area.

New Chi-Town Rewards Members

Division Optical
1756 W Division
OFFER: 10% off purchase of $200 or more

Prospect Equities, Inc.
1920 N Lincoln Ave
OFFER: 25% off

845 N Michigan Ave
3343 N Broadway Ave
OFFER: 10% off

Knowledge Empowerment
1555 Sherman Ave, Evanston
OFFER: Complimentary proofreading & content editing
of 1 piece of text up to 10 double-spaced pages