Today Zipcar unveiled their latest venture: FastFleet, a new service that employs Zipcar's carsharing system for public sector vehicle fleets. Instead of letting their cars sit idle, public agencies can use FastFleet's network and system for car pick up and drop off, so a smaller number of vehicles can be used as and when needed, across employees. Unlike Zipcar, FastFleet doesn't provide any cars – just the infrastructure (and accompanying technology) for carsharing across the network. Washington DC was the first city to try out the system, and in its four month pilot, has saved a reported $300,000 through smarter use of off-duty vehicles. As the Boston Globe explains:

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