LINCOLN - Psst. Want to buy a used Land Rover?
University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Matan Gill, a senior construction management major, says he's putting his up for sale this week.
Starting Monday, UNL will join more than 260 colleges and universities nationwide that offer Zipcars through a self-service car-sharing network that allows students using smartphones to rent a car faster than they can order a pizza.
"I looked at it, and it's going to save me some money," Gill said. "I'm actually selling my car next week. I'm figuring, 'What do I need to own a car for?'"
Gill, who lives off campus, keeps his gas-guzzler parked and usually rides his bike to campus, thus avoiding the $369-per-year cost of a campus parking permit. It costs him about $50 in fuel to drive home to Papillion on a weekend. Checking out a Zipcar for the trip would save him the cost of insurance and gasoline.