• San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

    4 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    San Francisco has announced a new permit process for electric scooters in the city, one that requires companies to temporarily remove their electric scooters until they have their permit. The permit availability was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a joint statement yesterday. The permit...
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  • Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during U.S. midterm elections

    Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during U.S. midterm elections

    4 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week , the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political office.
    “Twitter has become the first place voters go to seek accurate information, resources, and breaking news from journalists, political candidates, and elected officials,” the company wrote in its announcement. “We understand the significance of this responsibility and our teams are building new ways for...
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  • San Francisco temporarily removes electric scooters for permit process

    San Francisco temporarily removes electric scooters for permit process

    4 monthes ago - By Engadget

    San Francisco is about to end its electric scooter scourge... for a while. The city's Municipal Transportation Agency has posted its permit application for companies wanting to operate e-scooters under a one-year pilot program and accompanying law, s...
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  • In two weeks, San Francisco will ban any companies renting out shared, dockless scooters unless they have a permit

    In two weeks, San Francisco will ban any companies renting out shared, dockless scooters unless they have a permit

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Starting on June 4, San Francisco will ban all scooters unless they have a permit.
    The SFMTA hopes to give out permits by the end of June, meaning that scooters will only be off the streets for a short period next month.
    Under the new permit guidelines, five companies will be given permits for up to 500 scooters each.
    Starting on June 4, San Francisco is will ban all shared, dockless e-scooters in the city unless the companies operating them have a permit.
    Permit applications, which will be given to five companies for 500 scooters each in a yearlong pilot program, opened up on Thursday and...
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