News Briefs: Mayor’s chief of staff to depart; Uber bikes wheel in; Atlanta Boat Show

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that Chief of Staff Marva Lewis will depart at the end of March. Lewis, who suspended her corporate career in 2017 to serve as campaign manager for then-candidate Bottoms, will return to the private sector, according to a press release. “Marva Lewis has been and remains a trusted advisor. Her leadership guided our administration through a successful first year and I am excited to see what her future holds,” said Mayor Bottoms. Lewis timed her transition out of city hall so she would still be in place for Super Bowl and the 2019 State of the City meeting.

Uber’s JUMP electric bike service has launched in Atlanta.

A few weeks after launching its fleet of scooters, Uber has now introduced electric JUMP bikeshare service to the streets of Atlanta. For the next three weeks, through Jan. 27, users can test out the service with free 15-minute rides on both JUMP bikes and scooters. The JUMP bikes have an integrated cable lock, GPS and cost $1 to start a ride and 10 cents per minute after that. Bikes can be reserved and rented from the Uber or JUMP apps.

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show is coming ashore to the Georgia World Congress Center from Jan. 10 to 13,  showcasing more than 600 of the newest boats along with the latest in marine accessories and products. The 57th annual event features thousands of products, a career fair, seminars, activities for kids, food, drinks and more. Tickets are on sale now at

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