Downtown Bryan Bird scooter pilot program delayed

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Electric scooter-share company Bird has pressed pause on plans to bring a pilot program to Downtown Bryan.

Deputy City Manager Joey Dunn confirms that the city and Bird have drawn up an agreement to launch no more than 100 scooters downtown, but Bird is now delaying signing so as to work out logistics with other local jurisdictions, like the City of College Station and Texas A&M University.

Bird scooters are the pay-to-play electric scooters that have brought both delight and controversy to cities like Austin.

Dunn says he expects a final decision from Bird within two months.