Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people

13 Jul
Lyft, Aptiv to provide rides for blind individalsRidesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go. Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired people. The partnership will ensure transportation is...

Hyundai to offer owners Lyft rides while cars are in for service

28 Jun
Lyft car picking up a riderHyundai owners many not need a loaner car or wait for the dealership shuttle while their vehicle undergoes service. The automaker's dealer network will soon offer customers Lyft rides to home or work while it handles repairs and other services. The brand said in a Tuesday release that dealers will soon be able to subscribe to the Hailer service...

Lyft adds 911 call button, other app features in new rider-safety push

25 May
LyftLyft passengers will be able to dial 911 directly from the ride-sharing company's smartphone application. The company said Tuesday the in-app emergency service contact is one of several ways it aims to boost rider safety. Using the 911 feature within the Lyft app provides a police dispatcher crucial information such as exact location and the...

Lyft to let riders hail Waymo self-driving taxis from its app

10 May
Waymo and Lyft logosLyft users in the Phoenix area may soon be able to hail a self-driving car from Google's Waymo division directly from the ride-sharing service's smartphone app. The two firms announced a new partnership on Tuesday that will see Waymo autonomous vehicles deployed as part of the Lyft network. The addition of Waymo self-driving cars to the Lyft...

Uber, Lyft drivers strike over low wages, limited benefits

8 May
Uber appFrequent Uber and Lyft users may have a more difficult time hailing a ride this week as drivers go on strike to protest low pay. CNBC reported Tuesday that the strike is intended to raise awareness that drivers are vital to Uber and Lyft operations. The strikes started Tuesday across numerous U.S. cities, including New York City, Los Angeles...

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Lyft offering free rides to historical places

14 Mar
Lyft car picking up a riderMarch 8 marked International Women's Day, and Lyft plans to extend the celebration through the rest of the month. The ride-sharing service announced last week that it will offer free rides up to $10 to historical locations relevant to women's history and women-owned businesses. The program came to life in partnership with former Obama White House...

Walk a few blocks, save a few bucks with Lyft’s newest option

26 Feb
Lyft Shared Saver modeLyft users can now avoid surge pricing and lock in the lowest possible ride rate with the ride-sharing company's newest option: Shared Saver. The company said last week that users can now save money by selecting their ride type to Shared Saver, which requires the user to walk a few blocks to their pick up and final destinations. Lyft said that it...

Ride-hailing company Lyft could beat Uber to IPO

22 Feb
Lyft car picking up a riderLyft could launch an initial public offering as soon as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The ride-hailing company is expected to list shares on the Nasdaq for its IPO, however, a separate report from Reuters claims Lyft will wait until March 18 to announce its IPO. The company will become the first ride-sharing firm to go...

DC could subsidize Lyft, Uber rides when subway is closed at night

20 Feb
Uber driver (photo by Uber)To combat loss of public transportation service at night during scheduled maintenance, Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system could subsidize Uber and Lyft rides to make up for the inconvenience. The Washington Post reported Wednesday on the potential plan, which is in the drafting stages currently. The subsidies would provide up to $3 off per...

Study: More than a third of Americans have used a ride-hail service

15 Jan
uberPOOL using commuter tax benefitsThe share of Americans that use ride-hailing services grew in the past three years, but the percentage of riders who use services such as Uber and Lyft daily has remained relatively flat. The results of a study conducted by the Pew Research Center published Jan. 4 showed 36 percent of U.S. adults used a ride-hailing app in 2018. The figure is up...