D.C. Affirms Commitment to Ridesharing

D.C. Affirms Commitment to Ridesharing

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!

Lyft Launches in NYC

Lyft Launches in NYC

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. 

Lyft's Insurance Policy

In 2012, Lyft worked with insurance industry leaders to pioneer our $1M excess liability insurance coverage to protect our community members. We stand behind this policy that, from the beginning, was designed to drop down to the first dollar and act as primary in the case that a driver’s personal policy does not respond. Millions of rides later, the policy has worked as designed and provided excellent coverage for the community. 

Insurance Protection at All Times

Lyft is proud of the safety and insurance innovations we've introduced to the ridesharing community. Strong background checks, 19-point vehicle inspections, real-time community ratings and a zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol and violence mean that both passengers and drivers feel safe in our community. Insurance is another important part of the equation, and we wanted to add additional detail to conversations happening across the country about how insurance and ridesharing work.

Seattle Update: Supporters Submit Petition Signatures

Thanks to your continued support, more than 36,000 signatures were submitted to the city today, calling for a referendum on the recent ordinance that would severely limit ridesharing in Seattle. By helping cultivate more than double the 16,510 voter signatures needed to put this issue in the hands of voters, you have made it clear that your voice counts.

Lyft Insurance Overview

Since our launch nearly two years ago, we have worked to increase transportation safety by establishing unprecedented background check and driving record standards, creating accountability and trust through in-app feedback and pioneering first-of-its-kind insurance protection to cover both drivers and passengers. To provide more clarity around coverage for drivers and passengers on the Lyft platform, we created a graphic that clearly displays how and when the community is covered.