Capital CarShare expanding to Troy

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Capital CarShare announced Monday that it's expanding beyond the city of Albany for the first time -- to Troy.

The membership car sharing service will two car stationed in the Collar City -- at 80 2nd Street (near the Troy Public Library/Russell Sage) and 585 River Street (near in the intersection with Jay Street and Capital Roots).

Capital CarShare is a local non-profit similar to services such as Zip Car, which have become popular in many large cities. (Capital CarShare was itself modeled on a similar non-profit service in Buffalo.) It launched in Albany in 2014, and has eight vehicles stationed around the city. Members pay a monthly fee -- as low as $5, depending on the plan -- then pay an hourly rate for using a car.

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