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GSW offers new car rental service

GSW offers new car rental service to students. (Source: WALB) GSW offers new car rental service to students. (Source: WALB)
GSW senior Ledeidra Hall (Source: WALB) GSW senior Ledeidra Hall (Source: WALB)
GSW Director of Campus Life Joshua Curtin (Source: WALB) GSW Director of Campus Life Joshua Curtin (Source: WALB)
GSW senior Brittany Walker (Source: WALB) GSW senior Brittany Walker (Source: WALB)
School leaders said if there's enough demand, they'll provide more rental cars for students. (Source: WALB) School leaders said if there's enough demand, they'll provide more rental cars for students. (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

There's an interesting new addition to the Georgia Southwestern State University campus.

It's a car students can rent to run errands or take a trip.

The sound of this Toyota Corolla car engine is music to the ears of Georgia Southwestern students who don't have a car on campus.

"I was a little surprised because you know what took so long for it to get here. And now that's it here, I feel like a lot of people are you know going to use it," said GSW senior Ledeidra Hall.

Thanks to the school's new partnership with Americus' RDR rental car service, the wait is over for Hall.

The idea got the green light after the school surveyed students.

"If I was a part of that survey I would've voted for it," said Hall.

For the past four years, Hall has been carpooling with her boyfriend and using the shuttle bus.

Students said renting out this vehicle is much easier than carpooling with their friends.

If you're 21, have a driver's license and a credit card, you're approved.

"It's a really good rate for our students and they have an awesome opportunity to see the city and community of Americus and Sumter County," said GSW Director of Campus Life Joshua Curtin.

But where is the question?

"Definitely Albany because I like to go to Buffalo Wild Wings and probably like to the movies with my friends," said Hall.

"Walmart, home like the simple places around Americus," said GSW senior Brittany Walker.

Many students have trouble renting cars the traditional way.

"Pretty difficult with insurance and everything so I thought this was pretty cool," said Walker.

And pretty cheap at $8 an hour or $40 per day.

"If students chip in together it's really not that expensive," said Hall.

School leaders said if there's enough demand, they'll provide more rental cars for students.

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