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Eye on the Bike

Because it makes all the sense in the world to hire a company that is grappling with dire financial straits and a host of other issues, including safety, Jersey City is near a deal to hire Citi Bike's operator to run its proposed bike-share program. Under the plan, riders could dock about 350 bikes at PATH stations in the Garden State, and then be able to ride Citi Bikes after arriving in Manhattan. JC's City Council is considering awarding the contract to Alta Bicycle Share, which recently got bailed bought out by REQX Ventures. The fledgling organization already has ambitious plans to hike fees and expand service to upper Manhattan, southern Brooklyn, and Queens, so why not just throw Jersey into the mix? [WSJ; previously]