National Standard, State Standard
Speed governor ensures the vehicle will not travel in excess of 10 miles per hour on level ground; affix its logo to each dockless vehicle; provide at minimum a toll-free telephone number and website address on each dockless vehicle.
Maximum fleet permitted within jurisdiction:
Maximum fleet permitted per provider:
600 units max for the first month of operation; increases of up to 25% per quarter based on the company’s starting fleet size may be allowed at DDOT’s discretion. Permit holder may operate electric scooters, the total of which may not be less than 500 dockless vehicles. When the Permit holder begins operations, no more than 2,500 scooters, may be operated by the Permit holder.
Requests by the Permit holder to operate more than 2,500 vehicles will be evaluated semi-annually by DDOT, and may be granted at DDOT’s discretion based on good performance during the period prior to the evaluation and program need.
Adaptive dockless sharing vehicles shall not be counted in the maximum number of vehicles allowed, provided that the Permit holder shall submit specifications for any adaptive dockless sharing vehicles, and the total number to be deployed, to DDOT for approval.
Minimum Operating Requirements:
Min 100 scooters deployed.
Application fee of fifty dollars ($50) per permit, plus a technology fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) per permit. A fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the initial permit to operate in the Public Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit, followed by fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for each annual renewal of the permit to operate in the public right-of-way. According to the month during which the dockless sharing vehicle will enter into operation in the District, a per vehicle fee of $60 if beginning in January, decreasing by $5 per vehicle each month (February $55 per vehicle fee; March $50, etc.).
Fares & Payment Methods
Payment Method Requirements:
- Cash payment
- Credit-card payment
- Non-digital payment
Required: cash and non-smartphone payment options; a low-income customer plan that waives any applicable vehicle deposit and offers an affordable cash payment option and unlimited trips under 30 minutes to any customer with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Permit holder will offer a low-income customer plan that waives any applicable vehicle deposit and offers an affordable cash payment option and unlimited trips under 30 minutes to any customer with an income level at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, subject to annual renewal.