Bolt Scooters Launching Today at 2PM with the Mayor

Bolt Scooters Launching Today at 2PM with the Mayor

Two-wheeled mayhem or a crucial mode of transport in a city lacking adequate public transportation?

Image from Bolt's website

After downloading the app a ride on a Bolt will cost you an initial fee of $1 and 20¢ for every minute. If you want to learn more about Bolt head here.

The RTD had an article last week about the launch of Bolt.

The Department of Public Works has issued the first permit under a new pilot program that allows microtransit companies specializing in the scooters or dockless bicycles to operate in the city. Bolt Mobility, a Florida-based company, received the green light last week and will launch in Richmond on June 6, according to a company spokesman.

Bolt will deploy 500 scooters — the maximum allowed for one company under the rules governing the pilot — on city streets after paying the city $45,000. Bolt was one of three companies that completed an application the city put out for the yearlong test run in the spring, a Public Works spokeswoman said.



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