San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter and electric bike operator Lime has received a permit from the city of Alexandria, Virginia — the first operator to win approval there as part of a nine-month pilot program.
The Alexandria City Council approved the pilot in November. The city is accepting permit applications from other operators in addition to Lime.
Dockless scooters and bikes are now operating by way of formal agreements in the District, Arlington County, Virginia, and parts of Montgomery County, Maryland. While there is no formal agreement with Fairfax County, Virginia, for dockless mobility operators, there is also currently no requirement in Fairfax for such agreements.
Montgomery County has gradually expanded its pilot dockless bike program, although it does not, as of now, include electric scooters.
Read the full report from WTOP News.