BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zagster, the industry’s leading operations platform for the micro-mobility sharing economy, has partnered with the city of Wichita, Kansas to launch a scooter share program. The company plans to manage and operate a program of over 500 scooters, in addition to a bike share program it launched with the city in May of 2017.
Wichita chose Zagster for its familiarity with the city and the ongoing success it has had with the bike sharing program, which is funded through donations by Wichita Community Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. As of June 2019, the program’s 13,000 members had taken 32,000 bike trips. The existing operational capabilities established for the bike share program can be easily adopted to the new scooter program and Zagster has hired nearly 30 local employees to manage and operate all aspects of the scooter program.
“We are thrilled to be bringing scooters to the city of Wichita. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with the city since 2017 and we are already a part of the Wichita community. With these additional options we hope to provide more opportunities for local residents to leave their cars at home,” Dan Grossman, CEO, Zagster, said. “The people we have hired know and reside in the city. Coupling the right people with best-in-class software that serves the needs of every micro-mobility operations team, we are able to provide unmatched operational expertise to cities and have been able to accelerate deployment times and efficiency gains for the communities we serve which have lead to rapid adoption and utilization.”
While Zagster will handle all operations for the program, the scooters will be provided by Spin, the e-scooter startup backed by Ford Motors. Wichita residents and visitors will be able to rent scooters from multiple stations around the city. It costs $1 to unlock a scooter and 15 cents per minute to ride.
Since 2007, Zagster has been at the forefront of the micro-mobility revolution. We know that the promise of micro-mobility is anchored in world-class operations. As such, Zagster offers turnkey operations and support services for any micro-mobility product. We strive to make shared mobility work within communities large and small. We currently operate more than 250 micro-mobility vehicle shares across 35 states. We understand that although the scooters, pedal bikes and e-bikes are swappable, the professional service operations are not. At Zagster, we help communities and partners build and operate best-in-class solutions. Let us be your ride. Visit us at https://www.zagster.com/ and on Twitter @zagster.