Since Lyft’s launch in 2012, we’ve talked with elected officials, regulators, and community leaders across the country about what it means for cities when they become easier and more affordable to get around. Now, we’re excited to continue that conversation in Washington, D.C. as part of the newly-formed Congressional Sharing Economy Caucus.
Today, Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation authorizing peer-to-peer transportation in the Sooner State. Oklahoma now joins Arizona, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Utah and states across the country that have embraced the benefits ridesharing brings to their communities.
Ashley is a Lyft driver and an educator at Access SFUSD: The Arc, a transition program for young adults with disabilities. Taking field trips across town can be a challenge, so she collaborated with Lyft to make it easier for her class to experience the natural sciences at Crissy Field Center and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Kevin de León and other environmental leaders have made it clear that we must reduce fossil fuel consumption to secure a sustainable future. We believe we can play our part by developing innovative technology that connects people in their cities and takes cars off the road.
Lyft Line is how we’re getting there. For every seat that’s filled, that’s one less car on the road.
When Lyft launched the first peer-to-peer ridesharing community in 2012, it was critical to design a service that everyone - our parents, our siblings, our best friends - felt great about using. As part of our continued efforts in building this foundation, today we’re proud to partner with It's On Us, a White House-led initiative to end sexual assault.
We have exciting news to share from the Virginia Lyft community. Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed legislation authorizing peer-to-peer transportation in the Commonwealth!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.