Uber, Spin, and Lime scooters are now legal in San Francisco, but Skip is out
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San Francisco announced recently that it was expanding its permit program to include Uber’s Jump, Ford’s Spin, and Lime — companies that previously were barred from operating scooters in the city. But the expansion of the city’s scooter operators isn’t all good news: Skip, one of the companies that was part of San Francisco’s original pilot program, wasn’t granted a permit and just sent a message to customers saying that it would cease service.
“Starting today, October 15, Skip scooters will no longer be rentable as part of SFMTA’s Powered Scooter Share Program for 2019-2020,” the company said in a message to users, which was obtained by The Verge. “Over the last year, it’s been a privilege to serve you and invest in our hometown, the…