What Regulatory Role Should the State Play with Scooters, Bike-share? CA Legislators Want to Know

The Senate Governance and Finance and Assembly Transportation Committees held a joint hearing earlier this week to gather information on what the legislature needs to consider as it looks at regulations for the emerging “micromobility” industry.

State legislators hope to avoid repeating mistakes made when ride-hail companies – Uber, Lyft, and the like, known as Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs – suddenly showed up on the scene. The rapid deployment of scooter and bike-share similarly caught cities flat-footed when they arrived a few years ago, but there are differences.