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Capital Bikeshare is the company that got all this bike sharing started in the DMV. According to Wikipedia:
"[Capital Bikeshare] has more than 440 stations and 3,700 bicycles, all owned by . . . local governments and operated in a public-private partnership with Motivate International. Opened in September 2010, the system was the largest bike sharing service in the United States until New York City's Citi Bike began operations in May 2013."
Also, unlike the dockless companies I've covered over the past few days, Capital Bikeshare rents its bikes from stations:
"Rental stations are automated and powered by solar panels, allowing them to be located anywhere space is available. A wireless data link connects the docks and station kiosk to a central bike-tracking and billing database. Riders can use the Capital Bikeshare website and smartphone applications to see where rental stations are located and how many bikes and empty docks they have."
P.S. For those of you who are really interested, there is this article in today's Washington Post about the hopes for dockless bike services.