LINK’s scooter has brought tens of thousands of dollars to Manhattan in just a few weeks
Manhattan, Kan. (KSNT) -- In about two weeks, The LINK scooter project in Manhattan has ridden more than 18,000 times.
The ride starts at $1 and starts at 25 cents a minute.The scooters, which are accessible through a mobile app, have raised about $4,500 for K-State and New York City so far.
All of these rides generate revenue for The state of K and Manhattan.Every time someone rides a scooter, they charge the city of Manhattan or K-State 25 cents.
"Any bike ride from the campus can generate revenue, and any bike ride from the campus can generate revenue from the city," says Evan Lochmiller, operations manager.
Lockmiller said there are now about 400 scooters, which are brought in every night for disinfection to stop the spread of the coronavirus.So far, none of the scooters have been destroyed or lost.