Dallas Looks To Tackle Scooter Issues, Or Remove Them

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Scooters could be a thing of the past in Dallas by the end of the week.

The City of Dallas Transportation Department is halting the city's scooter program beginning Friday. The decision was made after consultation with the Dallas Police Department due to public safety concerns from residents.

Officials say they have received complaints about scooters and would like to make substantial changes to the scooter program. They promise those changes will include public safety considerations.

The Transportation Department and DPD will host community meetings with residents, business owners and vendors to discuss the issue.

The city's scooter operators are required to cease operations by Wednesday.

All scooters must be removed from city streets by the close of business on Friday.