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Electric scooter vote today

Posted: 5:45 AM, May 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-07 16:07:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The future could be tomorrow for electric scooters in Omaha.

The City Council will vote on a proposal to bring electric scooters to the city today.

The pilot project could bring as many as 1,500 dockless scooters to the city by November. Scooter companies "Lime" and "Spin" say they could have scooters ready tomorrow if the plan passes.

The scooters are getting mixed reviews across the country, with some cities banning them and others embracing them.

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. - Omaha's City Council has pulled the scooter plan off the consent agenda for further discussion and explanation. The council will vote after further discussion.