As a student at a university, I have the opportunity to get a good discount on a ZipCar membership. Not that you need to be a student in order to partake in this, but you get a better deal if you’re in school at the time. For a $50 annual fee, I can drive a car whenever I want. While the carpool situation I think will work out really well, this is a nice alternative to have. Gas is included in the price and I can rent for around $8/hour. You really can’t beat that when you consider that gas around here is at $3.55 a gallon. And that’s at the cheap station my friends told me about. If you’re looking for an easy alternative to public transportation or waiting around for your carpool mates, check out Zipcars.