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Chapter 6 Factors for Success three important questions that partners should answer: 1. "Are they serious?" Do they have a business plan and something tangible to offer or in-kind assistance? 2. Do they have commitments up front that make the venture less risky? 3. Do transit agencies and local government in the community embrace car-sharing with a willingness to provide institutional support? Adopting the factors for success discussed here and coupling them with a positive community attitude should lead to a successful car-sharing pro- gram. References "Flexcar Extends Car-Sharing Program; Innovative Program to Help Quali- fied People Access Employment, Training and Other Services," March 28, 2005, http://home.businesswire.com. Lund, Hollie; Cervero, Robert; and Willson, Richard (2004). Travel Charac- teristics of Transit-Oriented Development in California. Sacramento: Caltrans. Parker, Jon (2004). Making Car Sharing and Car Clubs Work. London: Depart- ment for Transport. Parzen, Julia and Sigal, Abby Jo (2004). "Financing Transit-Oriented Devel- opment," in Dittmar, Hank and Ohland, Gloria (eds), The New Transit Town, Washington, DC: Island Press. Shaheen, Susan; Meyn, Mollyanne; and Wipyewski, Kamil, (2003). "U.S. Shared-Use Vehicle Survey Findings: Opportunities and Obstacles for Car- sharing and Station Car Growth," Transportation Research Record 1841, pp 90-98. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Shaheen, Susan; Schwartz, Andrew; and Wipyewski, Kamill (2004). "Policy Considerations for Carsharing and Station Cars: Monitoring Growth, Trends, and Overall Impacts," Transportation Research Record 1887, pp 128-136. Wash- ington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Shoup, Donald (2005). The High Cost of Free Parking. Chicago: American Planning Association. 3rd Draft Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Bond Program Guidelines, Dec. 2004, Office for Commonwealth Development (MA). Page September 2005 6-28