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.
After hosting a Lyft community party, Denver driver Brittany Cameron was inspired to donate all of the leftover food to the homeless in her community. This night kickstarted a new goal for Brittany: to think of more ways to help the hungry.
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.
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.