In order to help commuters more easily travel from Metro stations to their office or home, a brand new transit-sharing company has arrived to Washington, D.C. California-based startup Waybots hopes to release between 50 and 400 electric scooters in the District, while another scooter-sharing company, Bird, hopes to launch soon as well.
According to WAMU, the scooters work the same as dockless bike-sharing companies like Ofo, Spin, Mobike, Jump, and LimeBike. Users simply use a phone-based app to find a scooter, then pay a fee, and then leave the scooter somewhere appropriate for others to find and use. Prices are $1 to start and 15 cents per minute afterwards.
The Waybots scooters can go over 20 miles on a single charge, according to WTOP. D.C. is the first city for Waybots.