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Portland to Trade Auto Fleet for Rental Cars

August 10, 2005

SALEM, OR – The city of Portland aims to save money and the environment by giving up its motor pool of 16 sedans for a vehicle-sharing plan with Flexcar, according to the Web site www.oregonlive.com/.Portland's Bureau of General Services is partnering with Flexcar, a Seattle-based company, in an experiment to replace the municipal motorpool with car-sharing accounts. Over the next year, the city will try phasing out its 16 motor pool sedans. Instead of using a government car, bureaucrats and civil servants will check out a Flexcar.

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