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Top Stories: Regulations For Bike-Share Companies In Dallas On The Horizon

Krystina Martinez

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas City Council will vote at the end of the month on regulations for dockless bike-share companies.

City staff laid out the proposed ordinance at a council briefing Wednesday. If passed, bike-share companies would have to pay for a permit, provide ridership data to the city, and limit where bikes can be parked, among other things.

Five bike-share companies currently operate about 13,000 bikes in Dallas. That's down from a high of 20,000 earlier this year, when residents complained there were too many bikes blocking rights-of-way.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas pays $17 billion a year to private companies to handle care for Medicaid recipients. A Dallas Morning News investigation found those companies skimped on services for the most vulnerable patients - and made a profit.
  • The Insurance Council of Texas says yesterday's storms over the Dallas-Fort Worth area caused about $425 million in insured losses.
  • Our Big Screen team spoke with the head of the Motion Picture Association of America’s diversity and inclusion initiative about making movies that tell everyone’s story.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.