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Electric scooters, bikes coming to downtown Waco postponed

Posted: 10:17 PM, May 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 10:33:58-04
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WACO, TX — Gotcha, the mobile transport provider coming to Waco, has postponed its launch of the share system.

The company said due to some unforeseen technical difficulties with its hardware and software the launch is now postponed.

"We apologize for the delay and are working diligently to expedite the progress to get the system off the ground. Gotcha is excited to bring a bike and scooter share program to the City of Waco as an alternative transportation solution. We will be in touch with more details and a realistic timeline as soon as these issues are resolved," the company said in an email.

In preparation of the launch, Gotcha is determining hub locations, working with local organizations, hiring local staff, sourcing a warehouse, and providing public outreach.

Back in May, Waco Walks joined Gotcha to show off the electric scooters coming to town. It was for Central Texas residents and tourists to enjoy a new way to explore downtown Waco.

Citizens from the community came out to see and ride the scooters that will be available in spots around downtown.

There was set to be 50 electric scooters and 50 pedal assist bikes available with upfront payment. For frequent users, memberships will be another option.

Based out of South Carolina, Gotcha provides transportation for many cities the size of Waco.

"We really love to work with cities that might be overlooked by some of our competitors, said Clarissa Carr, Partner Experience Manager for Gotcha. "We think everyone need different kinds of mobility solutions. Waco is a perfect fit for something like this given the kind of tourism that's drawn here from Magnolia, Dr. Pepper and things like that."