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Orlando to offer Segway-riding city "ambassadors"


Apparently unfazed by the recent disbanding of the Segway Enthusiasts Group of America, Orlando, a city never known for its subtlety, has announced plans to spend $893,000 over the next two years on Segway-riding "ambassadors." The Loews and Kessler Hotel-trained workers will help tourists and locals alike by offering event information, directions, and general assistance. City leaders say they'll add a "theme-park-style" hospitality to the downtown area, but the Segway pilots will also be trained to help "transients," perform first aid using onboard defibrillators, and escort late-night workers to their cars. With this type of action taking place, it's probably safe to say that a Segway worker's union isn't too far away.

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