Skip was disqualified because it scored a 1 in the safety category. That sounds shocking and worthy of disqualification. But Dastoor maintains — and a reading of the company’s application shows — a lot of information was included about the safety of Skip scooters. It’s just that the company did not format that section the way the transit agency wanted.
“If the information does not have the letter A and the number 3 and then the paragraph below it, then it’s not there and you’re disqualified,” Dastoor explained. “If you read through our application, you won’t see the letter A and the number 3 next to each other, and that was the grounds.”