Utah students take to e-scooters for local transportation

St. George • College students and residents in a Utah city have quickly taken to e-scooters as a new method of local transportation.

The Spectrum reported Monday that Dixie State University students and others in St. George have taken more than 13,400 trips using the Spin-brand electric scooters since they were introduced in March.

Officials say the program’s launch at the university initially put 100 scooters into service, and by next week the program will reach the maximum 400 e-scooters allowed under Spin’s contract with the city in the southwest corner of the state.

Officials say more than 5,000 riders have downloaded the app and taken a ride for $1, plus 15 cents per minute, with the “vast majority” of riders believed to be Dixie State students riding from housing complexes to campus.

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