The Portland Bureau of Transporation announced on September 28, 2012 that they had awarded the contact to launch and operate Portland Bike Share to Alta Bicycle Share.
“Alta Bicycle Share is a good, homegrown company that has emerged as an international leader in operating bike share systems. Advancing them as the finalist allows the City to enter into discussions with this company,” Portland Mayor Sam Adams said.
Read the full press release from the City of Portland here.
Capital Bikeshare celebrated its second birthday on September 20, 2012 marking the end of a very successful year that saw the addition of more stations in the District and Arlington, and most recently, the City of Alexandria. Alexandria kicked off the birthday celebration with an official Launch Party on Wednesday, and today it is Capital Bikeshare Day, by proclamation, in both DC and Arlington.
Read the full press release here.
Hubway celebrated it's first stations west of the Charles River with a "Rolling Launch Party" on August 8, with free helmet handouts and visits to Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline Town Halls for ribbon cutting ceremonies. The 47 station expansion will bring Hubway up to a total of 111 stations and 1,100 bicycles by the end of 2012.
Read the Boston Globe's coverage here.