Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City. We’ve finalized an agreement to offer immediate access to our friendly, affordable rides through a TLC-licensed model beginning at 7 p.m. Lyft will serve all corners of the city from Manhattan to Staten Island, starting with a limited beta launch and then a full rollout in coming weeks. Now, residents and visitors looking to travel between boroughs, get to the closest subway station, or head out for a night on the town can easily request a safe and reliable ride.
Lyft drivers across the country have sparked a movement in peer-to-peer transportation by delighting passengers with safe, affordable rides and memorable experiences. Every driver has a unique story to tell, and through Lyft, they’re empowered to follow their passions, from photography to music, graphic design to cooking. To show our appreciation, we recently announced a partnership with AnyPerk that gives drivers access to dozens of perks and discounts. Today, we’re bringing even more benefits to the Lyft driver community through a partnership with Freelancers Union, a 250,000 member labor organization representing the independent workforce.