The rideshare wars are hotter than ever, and that’s good news for you.
On the heels of last week's Uber announcement of $10 UberPools below 96th Street (whether you’re matched with a rider or not), Lyft has countered with a ride-sharing headline of its own: For a limited time, pay just $5 for Lyft Line rides south of 97th Street in Manhattan. A cab ride that far would likely climb into the $30s.
The best part? Even if you don’t match with another passenger, your trip is set at $5 when you’re riding solo. Well played, Lyft, well played.
This is a limited-time offer, so get on it. Besides reducing congestion and pollution, you might wind up being matched with a new friend — or even falling in love! Embrace the ridesharing world, and it may just embrace you back.
However, if you’re not into ridesharing and live just a little farther north, Gett offers $10 anywhere in Manhattan below 110th Street, no sharing.