By Eryn Pinksen
The Edmonton carshare service, Pogo, is coming to NAIT and students get a free membership.
Pogo has announced it is opening its zoning to include the NAIT campus. Students are able to sign up for a free membership and 30 free driving minutes with the code “NAIT” .
A membership includes a key fob to unlock Pogo cars and access to the app where you can find and reserve cars available near you. Once the member starts driving, Pogo charges $0.47 per minute. Drivers also have the option to use a Pogo by the hour or by the day.
To be eligible for a Pogo CarShare membership, drivers must be 21 years old, however, with a NAIT email address, this is lowered to 19 years of age. Drivers must also have a valid Class 5 GDL license and have a minimum of a one year clean driving record.
Parking is free, but must be parked in City of Edmonton street parking available within the designated zone or in assigned university lots.
Launched here in Edmonton in 2014 by a small group of Edmontonians, Pogo focuses on college and university campuses. The zoning also includes Whyte Avenue and major sectors of downtown. These areas give students access to Edmonton’s main streets.
On Sept. 22, Pogo announced they would be partnering with Communauto; the oldest carshare service in Canada based out of Montreal. This partnership allows Pogo to add more cars to their fleet and open their zoning up to others areas like NAIT, which is now their northernmost point in the city.
The addition of NAIT to Pogo’s zoning now connects three of Edmonton’s main campuses, including MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.