San Francisco announced that only two scooter companies — Scoot and Skip — will get the coveted permits to participate in a one-year scooter pilot program.
What a slap in the face for Uber and Lyft. Uber owned Jump doesn't get a chance? Will they play by the rules and pull out?
Plus what a snub to unicorn startups, Bird and Lime. They are valued at over $1 billion, and they don't even get to attend the dance in San Francisco.
On a related news, Santa Monica announced that FOUR companies - Bird, Lime, Lyft, and the Uber-owned Jump - will receive permits for bikes and scooters.