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How to get free rides from Lyft during Black History Month

Lyft is celebrating Black History Month and is offering free rides throughout the month of February.  Through the month of February, the popular car service is offering its customers a free ride to local cultural institutions that represent and celebrate black history and culture. According...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:52pm

No relief in sight for cab drivers on taxi congestion pricing

New York City taxi drivers found some much-needed respite over the holidays after a federal judge blocked the city's new taxi congestion pricing surcharge until both sides could make their case in court. Now that the day has come, drivers are in the same position as before, with the judge...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 3:40pm

"It doesn't make sense." NYC taxi advocates continue to fight congestion pricing

After a judge blocked New York's new congestion pricing surcharge on taxis and ride-share services from going into effect on January 1, drivers are still left in the dark on its future effects on their livelihood. According to Aleksey Medvedovskiy, president of the New York Taxi Group,...

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 4:16pm

To promote voter turnout this year, Lyft installed a mural in NYC

We're expecting the highest voter turnout in almost 50 years next Tuesday. However, in the 2016 election, a reported 15 million registered voters didn't make it to the polls due to lack of transportation. Despite the fact that dislike of candidates or campaign points was the most common...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:57pm

Lyft to offer 50 percent off rides to polls on Election Day

In 2016, Lyft gave discounted rides to select markets on Election Day. The goal? Get more people to vote. This year's midterm elections (Election Day 2018) are coming up fast, and another Lyft discount will be at voters' disposal. Earlier this year, if you recall, Lyft gave free rides to...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

Lyft All-Access Plan arrives across the US

Whether it’s for food delivery, makeup or Netflix and chilling, we Americans love our subscription services. And now, Lyft is getting into the mix with the arrival of Lyft All-Access. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 16, Lyft users across the United States will be able to subscribe to the Lyft All-...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:01am

Lyft will give you money to ditch your car for a month

Would you pump the brakes on using your car for a month? A new Lyft promo, Ditch With Lyft, wants you to give up your car for 30 days — and they’ll cover the cost of alternative transportation. Fifty randomly selected winners from over 35 cities across the nation will receive above or...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:17pm

Lyft partners with Ronald McDonald House New York to help transport kids with cancer

In July, Lyft made headlines for its potential new feature, "zen mode," that will let drivers know ahead of time you’d rather stay mum during the drive. And two days before NYC, in an effort to reduce traffic, voted to cap the number of licenses for ride services (Via, Lyft,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:47am

Lyft might release a feature that will let drivers know not to talk during ride

A new Lyft app feature called "zen mode" is being considered and it will drivers know ahead of time that you don’t feel like being chatty during your trip. Ride-sharing apps such as Lyft and Uber have changed the way we use car services these days, making it simple for us to open...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

New Yorkers can get cheap Lyft rides this week for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is among one of the deadliest times for drunk driving. According to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, an average of 118 people die in car crashes on July 4 — and alcohol is a big factor. To discourage drinking and driving this holiday week, New Yorkers can get...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

Lyft buys Citi Bike operator Motivate

Lyft has acquired Citi Bike operator Motivate, the ride-hailing company announced Monday. “Lyft and Motivate have both been committed for years to the same goal of reducing the need for personal car ownership by providing reliable and affordable ways to move around our cities,” John...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:42pm

A look back at Lyft’s first year operating across New York state

June 29 marks the one-year anniversary of Lyft’s expansion outside New York City, where it has been operating since 2014, into the rest of the Empire State. The milestone comes on the heels of Lyft announcing earlier this year that it has doubled its rides over the course of the past 12...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:05am

Lyft subpoenaed in NYC woman’s attack by other passenger

The ride share company Lyft has been subpoenaed in the attack on a New York city woman after the driver refused to tell police the name of the woman's assailant. The New York woman, Josephine Cruz Bradley, contacted Lyft for a ride to the Barclays Center on April 7 to attend a UFC fight. Cruz...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:58am

The top Lyft destinations in NYC for Cinco de Mayo

For many, Cinco de Mayo is the day to celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over France during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. And for many others, Cinco de Mayo is a day to imbibe tequila and margaritas and nosh their favorite Mexican cuisine. While New Yorkers do love to commemorate...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:55pm

Need food and a ride for Cinco de Mayo? Buy these snacks and get discounts on Lyft

Newsflash: it’s gonna be May (cue NSYNC meme). No wait, it is May — and that means well-deserved warmth, milder interactions with fellow commuters, and, this Saturday, Cinco de Mayo. If you're in need of a ride to your Cinco de Mayo festivities over the weekend and you’re...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:01pm

Lyft bringing 100 wheelchair-accessible vehicles to city by yearend

Traversing the city via mass transit is often a daunting task for the nearly 1 million New Yorkers who rely on wheelchairs and other mobility devices because of a disability. But by yearend, Lyft may be a new alternative as the company will bring a fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles to New...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:54pm

Lyft’s share-the-ride option surges, thanks in part to popularity in NYC

In the past year, Lyft Line has grown by 103 percent, thanks in part to the share-the-ride feature’s popularity in New York, one of the Top 5 cities using the option, Lyft announced Wednesday. Passengers who use Lyft Line share vehicles with other users traveling in the same direction and...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:29pm

Ride for free with Lyft's Lucky Mode in Boston this St. Patrick's Day

Feel the luck of the Irish with Lyft this St. Patrick's Day weekend. The rideshare company announced on Friday that it's running a special promotion in Boston tied to the holiday. Users who select Lucky Mode in the Lyft app will receive a free ride around town in one of three bright gold-...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 2:59pm

Ride-hailing services are making Boston roads more congested: Report

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft may make it easier to get around a city for those who don’t own cars, but they’re not actually taking many vehicles off the road. In fact, they’re making Boston’s roads more congested, according to a new report. The Boston...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

Lyft partners with Guild to send its drivers to school

On Monday, December 11th, leading education benefits company, Guild Education, announced that it would be partnering with Lyft to help their drivers in the New York City area further their education. This program will give drivers access to personalized college advising and tuition discounts from...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:58pm