AllCar Rent-A-Car responded to this month’s New York City school bus strike by offering parents and school operators throughout the city’s five boroughs discounted rates on their fleet of compact, mid-size, and full-size rental vehicles. Car rental rates have been lowered to $19.99 for a 4 -hour rental period in order to allow parents time to safely get their children to and from school. What’s more, AllCar Rent-A-Car has lowered the deposit requirements for these short-term rentals to $150 while the strike is in place.
The strike, which is the first of its kind in three decades, began this morning, leaving over 150,000 school-aged children without their usual method of transportation to and from schools in the New York City Public School system. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, 4,700 bus routes out of approximately 7,700 total routes, were cancelled, this according to the Education Department. This included the cancellation of more than 60 percent of special-needs specific routes, a decision that left roughly 54,000 high-risk children without proper transportation.
Parents and school operators can also rely on Carpingo, AllCar’s carshare affiliate, for an affordable, fuel-efficient transportation alternative throughout the strike. Carpingo vehicles are located in parking garages and neighborhood lots throughout Brooklyn. Carpingo rentals are available for as low as $7.00 an hour with gas and insurance included.
With rental offices located throughout New York City, AllCar is prepared to assist beleaguered New York City parents until a resolution is reached between the school bus drivers and the City of New York. AllCar’s rental fleet features a wide range of vehicles, including extended 15 passenger van rentals, all of which are equipped with seat-belts and capable of accommodating child safety seats.