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.
This week, Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) launched the Caucus to highlight the growth of the sharing economy and discuss the impact platforms like Lyft are having on local communities and economies.
“As more Americans are opting to stay at Airbnbs, share their cars on Getaround, and take Uber and Lyft, it is important for Congress to take a closer look at the emerging Sharing Economy sector,” said Swalwell. “This Caucus will explore the opportunities made possible by the sharing model, and how Congress can foster innovation and address challenges posed by this emerging sector.”
We look forward to working together with Congress through this Caucus and thank Reps. Swalwell and Issa for their leadership on this issue.