Lyft to roll out 2,000 electric scooters in San Antonio

Company received permits prior to scooter cap

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - Lyft rolled out the first 250 of 2,000 electric scooters Wednesday in San Antonio.

The rideshare company received permits for the scooters before City Council approved a cap on the number of scooters allowed in the city.

District 1 City Councilman Roberto Trevino said the company unveiled a clear plan to help the city regulate dockless vehicles.

"They've been very intentional. They are looking at what this community is needing and how they can be a part of a resolution, and a solution at other items that can help our community's quality of life," Trevino said.

Lyft hopes to bring in racks to park scooters. 

The company is also working to introduce a community pass to give low-income people an opportunity to ride scooters, company officials said. 

Interested riders would need to apply online for a pass valid for up to six months that would allow a rider to rent a scooter for free without a smartphone. 

San Antonio is the second city in Texas and among the first in the country for Lyft scooters, company officials said.

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