Posts Tagged ‘capital bikeshare’

Dock-Blocked No More: Capital Bikeshare Offers “Guaranteed Open Docks” Downtown

The experiment starts on Thursday.

Most-Used Bikeshare Station Gets 1,000 Times the Traffic of Least-Used Station

Not a lot of love for the dock at 49th Street NE and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue.

Bikeshare Members Getting Whiter, Wealthier, More Male

But there's one chart that explains all these trends.

Bikeshare Takeover Will Double New York’s Fleet; What’s It Mean for D.C.’s?

Probably good things

Sale of Supplier Could Throw Capital Bikeshare Expansion Plans Into Disarray

Call it the butterfly effect of bike sharing: A bankruptcy and sale in Montreal could mean no new Capital Bikeshare bikes for a while here in D.C.
In January, the Public Bike System Company, known as Bixi, filed for bankruptcy. Bixi supplies bikes for bike-sharing systems in 15 cities, including the District. On April 12, the Washington [...]

Shutdown: Bad for Metro, Great for Bikeshare

Yesterday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it would be running only six-car Metro trains until further notice, rather than the standard eight-car trains. The reason, of course, is the federal government shutdown: With most federal workers furloughed, ridership was down about 22 percent, according to WMATA.
But at the same time, Capital Bikeshare [...]

Bikeshare Showdown Possible as Workers’ Deadline Approaches

Two weeks ago, a group of former Capital Bikeshare workers and allies delivered a petition to the program's general manager and—eventually—the District Department of Transportation, demanding back pay and higher wages. The current and former employees who signed the petition charge that the company operating Capital Bikeshare, Portland, Ore.-based Alta Bicycle Share, isn't complying with [...]

Bikeshare Workers’ Wage Protest Stops by Wrong Office

Capital Bikeshare workers feel they're not getting their due. They allege that they haven't been paid the prevailing wages and benefits they're owed, and the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating their claim. Last month, 16 current and former employees signed a letter to Portland, Ore.-based Alta Bicycle Share, Capital Bikeshare's operator, demanding back pay. And [...]

Celebrating Bike Share Launch in New York, Alta Comes Under Fire in D.C.

Yesterday was a big day for Alta Bicycle Share. The Portland, Ore.-based company, which runs D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare system, launched the largest bike-sharing system in the country on Memorial Day, New York's Citi Bike. All expectations are that the program, which has already drawn its share of criticism and praise, will transform New York's streetscape and transportation network.
But [...]

Open Questions Remain as Bikeshare Comes Under Investigation

Mike DeBonis beat me to the story last night: The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Capital Bikeshare for possible failure to pay the federal prevailing wage to its employees. The program, run by Portland, Ore.-based Alta Bicycle Share, is operating under a $16.4 million contract with the District Department of Transportation.
Former Bikeshare employee Samuel Swenson, [...]