Scooter Sharing is expanding its free ride service to health workers in Manhattan
A company known for its electric scooters is expanding its free ride service to New York City health care workers to help them work safely and easily.
Revel plans to open service areas in Manhattan to expand programs that began last week in Brooklyn and Queens, and hundreds of health care workers have accepted free electric transportation, according to a press release Thursday.
The scooter service in Manhattan will cover several major hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and others.
Health care workers can upload photos of their employee ID CARDS to Revel's website to get free rides from the electric scooter sharing service.
Frank Reig, Revel's chief executive and co-founder, said: "We encourage everyone who is not a basic worker to stay at home, but we are here to provide support to people who are badly needed at work."
He says New York City Council member Kieth Powers sees the scooter as an attractive option for public transportation.
"During this pandemic, our health workers are happy to be on the front lines, but many have no safe way to get to and from work because they avoid public transport," Mr Bowers said."Revelry allows riders to get to and from work and maintain a safe distance."