Ah, 2014. The year of the spider dog, the Oscar selfie, and the Taco Bell breakfast. The year we dumped ice water on ourselves and T. Swift shook it off. The year that Frozen song was always either on your TV, or in your head.
This holiday, we’re asking our community to add a special someone to their holiday card list. Addie Fausset is six years old, likes pink and pandas, and lives in Fountain Green, Utah. Due to a chronic illness, this Christmas may be her last. Her family’s wish? To give Addie “a lifetime of Christmas cards.”
More than one million workers commute into Manhattan every day. What if we could connect all those workers with other passengers traveling in the same direction? Connecting commuters presents a cost-effective alternative that has potential to relieve congestion, drastically reduce travel times and make the commute more enjoyable.
Over the past year, we’ve had the privilege of bringing together a world-class team of executives, known for their inspiring work at companies such as Facebook, Google, Virgin America and Netflix. Today, we’re thrilled to announce two key additions to our executive team who will help take Lyft to the next level: Kira Wampler, Chief Marketing Officer, and Brian Roberts, Chief Financial Officer.
Just in time for the holidays, Lyft has become the first ridesharing partner of Denver International Airport. More than 1,000,000 passengers will visit DEN over the Thanksgiving travel week – all of whom can request friendly, affordable airport rides from local Lyft drivers, whether they’re heading out of town or coming home for the long weekend.
The average American has a daily commute of 50 minutes, and studies show that the commute is one of our least favorite parts of the day. And across the country, nearly 80% of workers drive to work alone. Imagine if that 80% of people filled the seats in their cars through Lyft — we could eliminate rush hour congestion, drastically reduce travel time and make the commute more enjoyable. That’s what we’re aiming to do with Lyft for Work, a new program launching today.
Now through the end of November, we’re donating $1 to The Movember Foundation for every photo you post from a Lyft ride sporting your best version of ’stache spirit.
From providing rides for seniors to delivering food to the homeless, the Lyft for Good program grew from initiatives we've seen Lyft drivers doing on their own since the earliest days of Lyft in communities across the country. Every two weeks, we will highlight these remarkable drivers and their involvement and volunteer work in the community.
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.