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Lincoln considering pilot program on dockless scooters

January 31, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A test of rental services for electric scooters is being considered in Lincoln.

Lincoln-Lancaster County planning director David Cary told the Lincoln Journal Star that a pilot project would give the city some control over the services.

The scooters wouldn’t have specific stations and could be left anywhere. Cary says such dockless programs have created problems in some communities, where abandoned scooters litter the landscape.

The scooters have GPS devices so users can find them. The devices also enable the company that owns the scooters to find and retrieve them to be recharged for more use.

Cary expects a resolution for the pilot program could go to the City Council within the next two months.

Omaha is planning a similar pilot program to run from late March through mid-November.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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