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Even more electric scooters coming soon to DC's streets

DDOT announced Tuesday that it had given conditional approval to three new dockless vehicle operators.
Credit: Jump from Uber
JUMP is one of eight dockless scooter operators permitted in D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Even more electric scooters will soon be coming to D.C.

On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation announced that it had approved a mid-year permit for Bolt Mobility to operate electric scooters through the end of the year.

DDOT has issued eight permits for companies to operate dockless vehicles in the District:

  • Jump (scooters and bikes)
  • Spin
  • Skip
  • Bolt
  • Bird
  • Lime
  • Lyft

 The permits allow up to 4,815 dockless vehicles to operate in D.C.

“The dockless vehicle program is moving the District closer to Mayor Bowser’s goal to provide accessible transportation options across all eight wards,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “Reopening the permit application allows us to expand the field of operators and reward the most innovative, safe and efficient providers of dockless bikes and scooters.”

In addition to the new scooter permit for Bolt, DDOT also granted conditional approvals for Hopr to operate electric bikes and scooters, Razor to operate electric scooters and for Bolt to operate electric bicycles, pending fees.

DDOT says it intends to open the permitting period for the 2020 dockless vehicle program in the fall.

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