Tulsa, Ok—You can’t get a car rental in Tulsa without a credit card.
If you don’t have a credit account, you’ll need to pay the full price.
For now, though, it seems that the city’s car rental industry is just getting started.
The city of Tulsa announced a $2,000 bonus to help lure more car rental business, with the goal of boosting the number of car rentals available to low-income households.
The bonus will be made available to all car rental businesses by October 30, 2017, with an option to extend the offer to include all types of car rental companies.
“This program provides a significant incentive to our community to bring the rental car market back to life,” Tulsa City Council Member Scott Brown said in a press release.
“This is an important step toward achieving our goals of making Tulsa a more equitable place to live, work, and play.
We will work with our partners to continue to drive this important transformation.”
Tulsa City Council member Dan Siegel, who introduced the proposal, said the bonus was part of a plan to help the city “bring back the rental industry.”
“The goal is to get this industry back to business,” Siegel said in the press release announcing the bonus.
“The city is going to have a large rental industry and I want to encourage people to come into the city and have a car and drive.”
A large portion of the city is made up of neighborhoods with relatively low levels of poverty and unemployment, according to data from the Tulsa Downtown Alliance.
It’s been more than a decade since the city began collecting rental income, according a recent study from the nonprofit.
The City Council will have to approve any changes to the bonus program.