DDOT Proposes Extended Permits for Shared Fleet Device Operators

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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German Vigil (DDOT) – (202) 306-1668, [email protected]

Mariam Nabizad (DDOT) – (202) 359-2678, [email protected]

DDOT Proposes Extended Permits for Shared Fleet Device Operators

(Washington DC) – Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that operators of electric scooters and fleet-sharing bicycles with existing public right-of-way occupancy permits may extend their current permits until December 31, 2022. , preventing any interruption of service in the district.

“Our electric scooters play a major role in providing a robust transportation network in the district,” said DDOT Director Everett Lott. “They are integral to strengthening transportation equity and accessibility for residents, visitors and workers in the eight neighborhoods.”

The permit extension will ensure continued access to shared mobility options and allow operators to properly prepare for the busy summer months. The permit application process for new permits will open in early fall 2022.

Shared fleet devices are part of the most widely used DDOT transportation program. There are over 10,000 authorized devices in the city and more than five million rides take place each year on the shared fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters. Today, DDOT also released a second regulatory proposal that details requirements and procedures for shared fleet device operations and licenses, license applications, license revocations and suspensions, penalties and increases. of fleet. These regulations incorporate the requirements of the Shared Fleet Devices Amendment Act of 2020.

For more information on the Shared Fleet Device Program, please click here.

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