>Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced this month the start of the City’s first-ever “car share” program for City employees, which allows DOT employees to share use of dedicated Zipcar vehicles for daily official business. Those same cars will also be made available for rent to the general public on evenings and weekends. Under the one-year pilot program, 300 employees will share 25 vehicles, most of which are hybrids, housed in Lower Manhattan parking garages, through a contract with car share company Zipcar. The pilot could save more than $500,000 over four years in reduced costs for vehicle acquisitions, fuel and maintenance. It will also free up parking spaces in Lower Manhattan for local residents and businesses.