Segway scooter inventor Dean Kamen wants a little help from the federal government, according to the Washington Post.
His company is lobbying the feds to fund trails, provide tax credits for customers, and buy Segways for government use. The scooters cost $4,950 a piece at Amazon.
"One of the reasons Dean moved to New Hampshire was he loved the 'live free or die' motto. Keep government out," said Brian Toohey, a vice president at Kamen's company. "But to make this technology widely available, we need government help."