In August 2013, Washington, D.C. became one of the first cities in the nation to grant Lyft temporary operating authority — allowing drivers to continue providing safe and reliable rides while we worked with the city on a permanent solution. We are excited to announce that today the DC City Council enacted a regulatory framework officially authorizing ridesharing in the District!
As a movement sparked in San Francisco, we couldn’t be more excited Lyft’s hometown team is back in the hunt to win a third World Series title in five years! To celebrate, we’re extending this weekend's home field advantage to Giants fans city-wide, with SFStaches on the road and an opportunity to win tickets to Game 5!
Last week, Lyft and San Francisco International Airport signed a permitting deal to formally authorize Lyft’s operations at SFO. Lyft will be available throughout all SFO terminals, providing a flexible choice for pick up and drop off for passengers and drivers in our home city.
We’re proud to share that Lyft is among the first group of apps to integrate with Apple Pay. Starting today, Lyft passengers with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will have the option to easily pay for their Lyft rides through this secure and private mobile payment option.
Baseball and Lyft go together like peanuts and Cracker Jack. Every Major League Baseball game brings fans together from near and far to build an ever-growing community of friends rooting for the home team. This shared commitment to connecting people is why we’re so excited to announce that starting today, Lyft is the official rideshare partner of MLB.com.
We're excited to announce our partnership with Rock the Vote to help increase registration and participation in the 2014 elections. Rock the Vote, the largest non-profit non-partisan organization in the United States, works to mobilize the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for a modern and efficient voting system.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired Hitch, the ridesharing platform that connects multiple passengers traveling along similar routes. With this acquisition, Hitch co-founders Snir Kodesh and Noam Szpiro will join the Lyft team as we continue to expand personal transit to more cities across the country.
In August, we introduced Lyft Line to San Francisco, offering residents an affordable, efficient way to get around by connecting shared rides along shared routes. Today we’re excited to expand this new form of personal transit to Los Angeles, beginning with a limited launch that will roll out to all LA users in coming weeks.
Since Lyft launched in San Francisco in the summer of 2012, the ridesharing community has grown at a remarkable pace. From Miami to Modesto, Lyft drivers and passengers have sparked a transportation movement that is helping make city life safer, friendlier and more affordable.
Who are Lyft drivers? Well, we could go on for hours… The short version is that they’re Olympians, indie-rock keyboardists, tornado chasers, kindergarten teachers, and everything in between — each with their own story, just like our passengers. And when we put them together, it becomes less about getting from point A to point B, and more about the experience you have on the way. See what a few of our drivers do when they’re not behind the wheel.
Why Lyft? Some might say that is the ultimate question to ask to determine the mission, direction, and ultimately the spirit of the Lyft brand. The answer to that question is the reason Lyft strives to be the brand that everyone wants to be a part of. For me, the answer to this question was simple: It’s not every day that all of the ingredients for an amazing brand perfectly align and create a space where the potential and opportunity is entirely limitless.
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.
Today we agreed in New York State Supreme Court to put off the launch of Lyft's peer-to-peer model in New York City and we will not proceed with this model unless it complies with New York City Taxi and Limousine regulations.