Capital CarShare is a 501c3 non profit in the Capital Region of New York that provides affordable and sustainable neighborhood transportation. We provide access to shared vehicles and promote the use of other shared modes of transportation, such as riding transit, walking and biking to reduce the negative environmental and economic impacts of driving gasoline powered vehicles.

Car sharing is using a community network of vehicles without the costs and hassles of owning a car. It is the flexibility to choose your vehicle – or no vehicle at all, when walking, biking, or using transit makes more sense. It saves you a ton of money, and it greatly reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the Capital Region.

Our members have 24/7 access to a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles for use by the hour or day. Our always guaranteed benefits include– gas cards, premium insurance when you reserve a car, and 24-hour emergency service.

How It Works:

  1. Join one of our membership plans as an individual or family
  2. Reserve a car at a parking location near you online or by phone
  3. Drive where you want then return the car to its location when you’re reservation is done


Who Can Use It

Any driver over the age of 18 – who has been licensed for at least two years – can use CarShare.

You must have a relatively clean driving record that is in good standing.

Drivers under the age of 21 must provide their own insurance.

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It’s been a pleasure to have this service here. Just over the weekend I realized I left my phone at a friend’s house and… I was able to just hop in a car and pick it up real quick.


I’m 85 years old and I have chosen to relieve myself from maintaining and paying for a vehicle. This is the best thing that has come along.


The CarShare program is [a] huge help since it started last summer, and their new parking spot is around the corner from my apartment!


This service is very straight-forward and easy!


I joined [Capital CarShare] for the peace of mind that a car is there when I need it.


I had a really good experience driving the car. The service is great.


I love my Capital CarShare key fob!


I used the car at Lexington and Washington today and everything was great!


My first car share ride is going flawlessly!