[LATEST] Los Angeles Public Press | Lyft’s bid to run LA County Metro bike share delayed after union & cyclist scrutiny
January 2024 – LOS ANGELES, CA (Link to article)
Last summer, rideshare company Lyft said it was open to selling its bike and scooter rental business, which it operates in several U.S. cities and dozens of countries. Yet, last week the company was taking steps toward securing a contract to run Los Angeles County Metro’s bike share program.
Public calls for scrutiny last week briefly halted those ambitions.
An LA County Metro committee voted last Thursday to delay consideration of Lyft’s bid to operate Metro Bike Share. The vote to postpone a vote came after labor unions and other members of the public flooded officials with comments about the potential 11-year $132 million contract.
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