- makes reliable
transportation affordable and ownership possible for those in the
workforce with limited means but unlimited potential, increasing
opportunity for everyone.
Memphis Tennessee is a tough town for commuting. Traffic is heavily
congested, public transit is slow, residential areas tend to be some
distance from workplaces and cost of vehicle ownership is high. Thanks
to the support of Jay Martin of
Andy Nix has been able to launch a non-profit scooter solution!
Founded in April 2017, the program works with
employers to provide payroll deductions so that employees can fund a
scooter without credit. The participant receiving the scooter pays for
the vehicle through a payroll deduction of $3 a day, which will pay off
the scooter in three years at zero interest.
Employers have ongoing communication with My City Rides and they
incorporate the scooters by creating designated parking, supplying an
on-campus space for scooter maintenance, and facilitate the payroll
deductions for My City Rides.
To receive a scooter, employees must work at least 20 hours a week at
the participating business, be recommended by their employer, have a
Tennessee driverís license, be individually insurable and make a
three-year commitment to the payment plan.
Once signed up, the participant immediately gets their brand new Fiddle
III. The scooters get 89 miles to the gallon and can reach up to 65
miles per hour, though they are not recommended for interstate travels.
The Fiddle III costs approximately $3,000 before taxes, tag, and title.
Scooter protective gear including a lock and alarm, insurance, tags,
license, safety course and scheduled maintenance are included in the My
City Rides program.
Imagine that, scooters being utilized as excellent
urban transit AND helping reduce commute time AND assisting participants
in acquiring affordable, reliable transportation. Sounds like a fabulous
program to me.
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