WACO, TX — Texas-based Blue Duck Scooters is working on finalizing an agreement on a scooter share program in the City of Waco.
The first 50 rental scooters are planned to start showing up later this month. That number of scooters will gradually increase to 150 scooters throughout Waco.
Through the Blue Duck smart phone app, customers will be able to pay for and rent a scooter anywhere in town with a few exceptions. The scooters will not be able to be used in Cameron Park, the skate parks in Waco, and on the campus of Baylor University.
The use of scooters throughout the city will provide a much needed alternate source of transportation.
"So I think that whether it's somebody that's coming into town to visit, or someone that lives there, or a college student that needs to get to and from anywhere, I think that we really need the benefit of scooter share, providing an alternate transportation option in addition to walking and biking," said Megan McNamara, Senior Director of Partnerships.
Blue Duck scooters will be setting up a local operations team that will pick up scooters when the charge falls below a certain level. They will also work to regularly sanitize scooters throughout town.