FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2021
Contact: Dane Eifling
Fayetteville E-Scooter Companies Offering Discounted Rides for Low-Income Residents
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The two electric scooter companies operating in Fayetteville—Spin and Veo—are now offering discounted prices to qualifying low-income riders. The move is intended to make micro-mobility a more affordable transportation option for residents who might otherwise have to walk or rely on public transportation to get to work or school.
Both companies’ normal pricing is $1 to unlock a scooter and $.25 per minute, for a total cost of $3.50 for a ten-minute ride. The Veo Access program waives the unlock fee and charges the regular $.25 per minute. The Spin Access program reduces the unlock fee to $.50 and lowers the per-minute fee to $.07. In addition to reduced prices, Spin also offers options for riders who do not own a smartphone or credit card.
Access program pricing from both companies is available to individuals who have already qualified for local, state or federal benefits programs. Applicants will need to provide proof of their enrollment in one of these programs in order to qualify. This might be a signed letter from a local assistance organization, discounted utility bill or a card or other document showing enrollment in a state or federal program such as Medicaid, Snap or EBT. Information about specific qualifying documents is available on the vendors’ websites, below.
“This is an exciting offer for low-income Fayetteville residents,” said Dane Eifling, Mobility Coordinator for the City of Fayetteville. “E-Scooters provide quick, flexible transportation without the problems associated with parking, maintenance or licensing. For low-income residents who don’t drive, these special prices can make getting to work or school much faster and easier.”
Additional information about the Access programs is available at the websites below:
Information about the City of Fayetteville’s e-scooter program can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/scooters.