Airbnb reported that Indiana renters hosted 175,000 guests in 2017, who collectively earned more than $21 million by making their spaces available to travelers. But some homeowner groups want to ban the practice.
In its permit application with the city, scooter-rental service Bird Rides Inc. said high ridership rates it experienced last month in Indianapolis convinced it to come back with a much larger fleet of scooters.
Lime says that its application with the city calls for six times as many electric scooters as it deposited on Indianapolis streets in June. It's also weighing whether to offer its electric-powered bikes.
Local and national reporters clamored for interviews with Mayor Joe Hogsett about Indianapolis' chances, but city officials largely kept quiet while forwarding media to the Indy Chamber and influencing messaging behind the scenes.