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May 19, 2020








Unlike Competitors, Company Sees Growth in a Time of Change



CHARLESTON, SC – Gotcha Mobility, LLC (“Gotcha”), a subsidiary of Last Mile Holdings Ltd. (“MILE”) (TSXV:MILE; OTC: AZNVF), announced today they are seeing a substantial increase in ridership in the last four months,maximizing staff retention in local markets. Gotcha’s partnership-first approach in mostly exclusive markets has helped lay a strong foundation to build prosperous mobility systems in a time of change.


While other micromobility providers have ceased operations and made layoffs during COVID-19, Gotcha hasexperienced growth. In the last 4 months, Gotcha launched e- mobility systems in the City of Atlanta (Gotcha TO GO),City of Dallas (multi-modal),


City of Durham (scooter share), City of East Lansing (scooter share), University of Georgia (bike share), and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (scooter share). The company placed an order to manufacture more e-bikesand e-scooters for several scheduled launches in the remainder of the year.


In existing e-mobility markets like Baton Rouge, LA; Charleston, SC; and Mobile, AL there’s been a surge of ridershiprepresenting Gotcha’s various products – e-bikes, e- scooters, and pedal bikes.


  • 3,767% increase in revenue per day, 1,051% increase in trips per day, 117% increase in minutes per trip,1,314% increase in weekly active riders, and 694% increase in trips per device per day in Baton Rouge fromFebruary 1 to May
  • 784% increase in revenue per day, 216% increase in trips per day, and 216% increase in trips per device perday in Charleston from February 1 to May
  • 258% increase in revenue per day, 185% increase in trips per day, 12% increase in minutes per trip, 196% increasein weekly active riders, and 211% increase in trips per device per day in Mobile since


Gotcha riders are looking to micromobility more than ever as a primary form of transportation. Remaining openprovides essential employees like healthcare workers and grocery store employees a safe, affordable way to get to work. Gotcha data also shows riders are taking longer leisure trips, using shared bikes and scooters as a way to getoutside while adhering to social distancing guidelines. As a result, many systems have seen steep increases in ridership among new and existing riders, as well as revenue.


“The increase in ridership over the last four months has proven micro transit – when executed correctly – it’s a critical resource for communities,” said Sean Flood, Chief Executive Officer of Gotcha. “Unlike our competitors,encouraging deployment during COVID-19 was an easy decision for us after we implemented a cleaning procedure and ensured staff and riders would be safe. It has proven to be successful with positive system health statistics andretention of existing employees. We’re excited to see how people continue to embrace micromobility as part of their daily lives—both now and after this crisis has passed.”


As states begin to ease stay-at-home orders, commuters are adopting micromobility products as a safer alternative to traditional shared transportation options. People are now more reluctant to choose public transit or rideshare toavoid confided spaces with other passengers and drivers.


Gotcha has also expanded into delivery. Gotcha TO GO offers local merchants and drivers e-mobility products to facilitate deliveries. The cost is $15 per vehicle each day, making the program an affordable alternative and alignswith Gotcha’s mission to


reduce trips by single occupancy vehicles. If you are a local business or delivery driver interested in Gotcha’s vehiclesfor delivery, visit ridegotcha.com/togo.


For more information on Gotcha, visit ridegotcha.com.




Gotcha, a subsidiary of Last Mile Holdings, is shared electric mobility company dedicated to providing innovative products and technologies that get people out of single-occupancy cars and safely onto efficient, sustainablemicro-transit products. The company operates e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-trikes as transportation solutions tailoredto cities and universities across the US. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive livesthrough the transformative power of affordable, accessible micro-transit. For more information, visitridegotcha.com.


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Last Mile Holdings (TSXV: MILE), formerly OjO Electric, is one of the largest micro- mobility companies in the U.S.,offering the broadest product suite in the industry. Last Mile currently operates 35 college and 45 municipal shared mobility systems under the OjO and Gotcha brands. The acquisition of Gotcha in the first quarter of 2020provides an expansive growth pipeline and a portfolio of products including e- bikes, e-scooters, e-trikes, andelectric seated scooters. For more information, visit lastmile-holdings.com.

Three major cities partner with Passport and shared scooter company on first-of-its-kind micro-mobility management solution

March 19, 2019






Three major cities partner with Passport and shared scooter company on first-of-its-kind micro-mobility management solution



Initial scooter-share pilots in Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha are creating a framework for future micro-mobility programs





Charlotte, N.C. (March 19, 2019) – Micro-mobility options like scooters are seeing explosive growth due to the unique benefits they bring to the commuting experience. This rapid introduction of micro-mobility has created new challenges for cities to manage the supply and use of these vehicles. Responding to this shift in urban mobility, cities are looking for innovative approaches to embrace the adoption of scooters and drive positive outcomes such as reducing congestion, providing first mile/last mile solutions, improving pedestrian safety and increasing mobility options in underserved areas.

Today, Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha announce a collaborative pilot program to manage micro-mobility in a new way, through sharing best practices and leveraging Passport’s mobility platform. With this solution, the cities can maintain visibility and control over scooter deployments and better manage their curbs, while enabling mobility providers like Bird, Lime, Spin and Razor to more flexibly and conveniently manage their fleets.

Pioneering this new approach to micro-mobility management, these cities will be the first to apply parking principles, data analysis, and a software platform to charge for scooter parking in order to balance the supply, demand and distribution of scooters. Instead of capping scooter volumes or imposing flat fees, this methodology and technology from Passport allow each city to incentivize behavior by charging for curb space fairly across all modes of mobility. Just as cities charge cars to park at the curb, they can apply an existing digital parking infrastructure for scooters.

The first-of-its-kind software platform from Passport will leverage data from micro-mobility providers and allow cities to:

  • Analyze scooter distribution and usage patterns
  • Power curbside pricing and payments
  • Manage scooters to address city-level objectives like equitable access and first/last mile solutions for transit

Focused on the needs and challenges of cities, Passport has invested $5 million to help cities build the digital infrastructure necessary to coordinate complex urban transportation ecosystems. Passport’s work alongside its clients helps cities keep pace with technological innovation and more effectively integrate services to improve urban mobility offerings. Leveraging Passport’s mobility platform, cities will now have the ability to effectively work with private entities to quickly integrate new transportation services.

“Working with Passport, we can now gather insight on how our citizens are using these new forms of mobility and be more strategic about managing scooters using supply/demand economics,” said Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit. “With this pilot program, we are now connected to a network of cities facing the same challenges and we can effectively work together to develop a new regulatory model that can be scaled nationally.”

“Our goal at Lime is to provide communities with sustainable, innovative transportation options that help improve access to mobility while reducing congestion,” said Evan Costagliola, Director of Transportation Partnerships at Lime. “Through this partnership, we’re excited to work collaboratively with Passport, Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha to establish a mutually-beneficial, tailored system that introduces the right number of scooters at the right locations to best serve residents and visitors.”

Charlotte, Detroit and Omaha are already part of Passport’s existing base of nearly 600 partnerships with municipalities, universities, and private operators worldwide. As the largest facilitator of curbside payments in North America, Passport works closely with clients to effectively manage urban mobility and charge for access to the curb with current products,  including:

  • Mobile payments for parking
  • Digital parking permits
  • Enforcement software
  • Public transit mobile ticketing

“While our relationships with these cities began with mobile payments for parking, permits, and enforcement, it soon became apparent that there was much more we could do together to improve urban mobility in each city,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “We will continue to help each city define their needs for curb management, be it through the management of scooters, first/last mile services or the integration of new connected technologies that create a seamless relationship between city officials and residents.”

To learn more about the pilot program and receive updates on results, visit passportinc.com/micro-mobility.

About Passport
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 600 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit passportinc.com.