The Howard County Office of Transportation oversees the permitting process for shared electric scooters. The first permit was granted for the period from March 23, 2022 to March 22, 2023. Spin was awarded the permit and is operating a six-month pilot program through Thanksgiving.
As the pilot period was ending, an Opportunity for Public Comment was held during the Multimodal Transportation Board's monthly meeting on October 25, 2022 via Webex. The scooter presentation will be posted here shortly.
The feedback period recently ended; adjustments to the permit requirements will be considered and advertising will begin for applications for the second permitting period in the first quarter of 2023.
Howard County Bikeshare operated from July 2017 through February 2022.
The operations vendor was Bewegen Technologies, and funding support was provided by the Horizon Foundation, the Howard Hughes Corporation, the Columbia Association and Howard County General Hospital.
A report on the program can be viewed here.