June 6, 2019

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?

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 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.