Uber’s JUMP e-scooters land in Arlington, Alexandria

Uber already has a fleet of dockless Jump bikes in the District after acquiring Jump in May 2018. (WTOP/Jeff Clabaugh)

Uber has deployed some of its JUMP dockless electric scooters in Virginia around Arlington County and Alexandria.

As is the case in D.C., where JUMP is one of several e-scooter companies operating, users can reserve and access the scooters in Arlington and Alexandria through the Uber app on Apple and Android.

In Arlington, the number of dockless electric scooter companies operating is now more than a half dozen with the addition of JUMP.

The scooters are currently operating under an Arlington County demonstration program that began last fall. Other companies in Arlington are Bolt, Bird, Lime, Lyft, Skip and Spin.

The City of Alexandria is allowing scooters as part of a pilot program.

In the District, Bird, Bolt, Jump, Lime, Lyft, Skip and Spin all operate e-scooters, with Hopr and Razo recently getting conditional approvals, pending permit fee payments.

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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