Thanks for building an incredible community with us in Los Angeles! Together, we’re changing the way people get around LA and making the city a safer, friendlier, more affordable place.
Yesterday, we received a cease and desist letter from a taxi regulator at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). We’ve heard from many of you on social media with powerful stories and activism, and we appreciate your outpouring of support and petitions sharing what Lyft means to you.
We went through a similar challenge last year with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), resulting in an agreement allowing us to operate legally throughout California. The agreement clarifies that Lyft is not a taxi service and that this is a state issue.
Many of you have asked how you can help. Your voices are important, and we urge you to respectfully share your support of Lyft with these key city officials:
Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
Share your personal stories of how Lyft has changed transportation in LA. Let them know how our safety standards with strict criminal background checks, DMV record checks, and $1,000,000 liability insurance, keep our community safe.
Lyft LA operations will continue as usual as we work collaboratively to resolve the LADOT’s concerns, and we will keep you informed of any updates.
Keep riding forward in LA, and showing your drivers #LyftLove to thank them for driving our community forward. With your help, we’ll continue to empower a movement that demonstrates how community can solve the greatest challenges of our time.
John Zimmer and Logan Green