Lyft

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United …

News (U.S.)

Lyft Driver Accused Of Rape Is Facing Charges

A man living illegally in the US is accused of committing serial rape while driving for the ride-sharing service, Lyft.<p>A male suspect in Northern …

News (U.S.)

'Rideshare Rapist' drove for Lyft

San Francisco district attorney spokesman Alex Bastian said investigators are also looking into the suspect's work history with Lyft.<p>Published: 11:10 …

San Francisco

Lyft Gives Back With 'Roundup & Donate' | V Magazine

We are living in the digital age. With that reality more present than ever, the world of apps and how they contribute to our daily lives only …

Human Rights

Lyft says 'Rideshare Rapist' misrepresented himself, passed security checks

San Francisco police arrested 37-year-old Orlando Vilchez Lazo last week and say DNA evidence links him to four rapes dating back five years.<p>They say …

Ridesharing

Why Lyft President John Zimmer Thinks Scooters and Bikes Are Special

Lyft’s plan to change how people get to the grocery store and commute to work involves scooters and bicycles.<p>Lyft co-founder and president John …

Tech Industry

Lyft sees a future with more bikes and scooters, and fewer cars

A “once-in-a-generation opportunity ... to make our cities designed for people not cars.”<p>Lyft made a big move yesterday to not only live up to its founders’ lofty ideals, but to stake a claim as a more multimodal, sustainable transportation company that supports transit equity and safer streets.<p>In …

Transportation

Scooters may be all the rage, but Lyft just bought its very own bike-rental company

$250 million<p>Lyft is acquiring Motivate, an operator of urban bike-rental programs, both firms said Monday (July 2).<p>Published July 03, 2018 | Photo by Reuters/Eduardo Munoz<p>$250 million<p>Motivate is behind some of the most popular bike-share programs in the US, like Citi Bike in New York, Ford GoBike …

San Francisco

Lyft May Offer Discounts to People Who Use Bikes and Electric Scooters

The company also wants to connect its services to public transit.<p>Getty Images / Christian Heeb<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Transportation

ReachNow launches ride-hailing app that competes with Uber, Lyft

The company’s move into ride-hailing is part of an emerging trend among personal-transportation companies to offer users multiple ways to get around …

Transportation

Free Zilker Park Concert 'Blues On The Green' Scheduled

3rd annual free concert series on Wednesday evening will feature Dawn and Hawkes (from Season 6 of The Voice) at the Lyft Stage.<p>AUSTIN, TX — Looking …

Lyft

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

With its announcement of Lyft Bikes and Scooters, San Francisco-based Lyft took another step to position itself as a force in multi-modal urban …

Tech Trends

Lyft Will Offer '100% Discounts' on Bike and Scooter Rides

Lyft’s already making moves to cement its position in the bike and scooter sharing space. In a blog post, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer wrote about the …

Travel

Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans

On the heels of Lyft’s acquisition of bike-share company Motivate, the company is gearing up to fully integrate bicycle and scooter sharing into the app. There’s no word on exactly when this will happen, but it’s likely this will happen soon.<p>Lyft is also investing $1 million to advance …

Nonprofits

Car2Go owes Uber, Lyft drivers an apology: Letter to the editor

Ridesharing, love it or hate it is here to stay. I am not easily offended, and I appreciate the "mean advertising" most of the time. I find it funny …

Pizza Hut

Here's how much millennials spend on Uber and Lyft in major US cities every month

1/<p>St. Louis, Missouri<p>Mike Coppola/Getty<p><b>Average amount spent on Uber:</b> $30<p><b>Average amount spent on Lyft:</b> $20<p>2/<p>Indianapolis, Indiana<p>Spencer</b> …

Urban Planning

Pure Comedy: Kevin Hart Goes Undercover And Turns Heads As A Lyft Driver [Video]

Kevin Hart Transforms Into D-Mac For Lyft LegendsIn this fan-favorite series from Kevin Hart‘s Laugh Out Loud Network, the comedian transforms into a …

Kevin Hart

Uber and Lyft Race to Diversify Transport Options

Review | Follow-Up | U.S. Economic Calendar<p>All kinds of folks are trying to catch a ride on the latest transportation-sharing craze. E-scooters are …

Startups

Lyft driver carjacked at gunpoint in a Charlotte neighborhood, police say

A driver for Lyft was carjacked Saturday morning in the NoDa area in Charlotte.<p>According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident …

Crime

Lyft introduces new feature for deaf passengers and drivers

Transportation service Lyft has launched a feature that will make it easier for the 1.2 million deaf and hard-of-hearing Marylanders to identify …

Transportation

The Southwest Airlines app can now call you a Lyft to the airport

Southwest seems to be updating its Android app with increasing frequency. In March, the airline added, among other features, fingerprint login …

Android News

Watch Denzel Washington as a Lyft Driver-Turned-Assassin in Exclusive 'The Equalizer 2' Clip

Denzel Washington returns to the role of CIA operative-turned-vigilante Robert McCall in <i>The Equalizer 2</i>, the first sequel of his career.Maxim has …

Denzel Washington

Lyft driver who allegedly stabbed passenger during argument in Linda Vista won't be charged

The District Attorney's Office on Tuesday declined to file charges against a Lyft driver who, according to San Diego police, stabbed a passenger in …

Crime

RedCap partners with Lyft to help dealerships eliminate wait times and create a seamless automotive service experience through innovative transportation solutions

WESTLAKE, Texas, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RedCap Technologies, LLC ("RedCap"), a Solera Holdings, Inc. ("Solera") company, and innovators of frictionless customer experiences that enable OEMs and dealers to provide simple, easy and convenient means for consumers to service their vehicle, has …

Customer Experience

What every product designer should take away from Lyft’s new UI

Lyft took a different approach with their search bar. Instead of a floating field up top, they added it to an overlay towards the bottom-mid section …

Social Media

District Attorney Has Not Filed Charges Against Lyft Drive Accused of Stabbing Passenger

The San Diego District Attorney's Office said Tuesday they have not filed charges against a former driver for the ride-sharing service, Lyft, who was …

Crime

Lyft offering discounted rides to Sloss Tech

Ridesharing platform Lyft is offering a 20 percent discount for rides to and from Friday's Sloss Tech 2018 at the Lyric Theatre.<p>Lyft passengers can …

Birmingham, AL

Uber and Lyft may be vying to acquire bus startup

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Uber and Lyft are reportedly interested in acquiring Skedaddle, the crowdsourced bus startup, according …

Startups

IRS Revoking Passports, JetBlue’s New Competition, Lyft Buys Biggest US Bike Share, Hotels Spending Due To Bed Bugs, Airbus Beluga XL Whale Livery & More- Travel News

Travel News: The Verge reports that Lyft Bought The Biggest Bike-Sharing Company In The US. Skift has JetBlue’s New Competition and Other Aviation …

Bedbugs

Lyft Sued by Driver For Overtime, Operating Expenses

A driver who works for <b>Lyft</b> is suing the ride-sharing car service, saying the company's classification of him and other as independent contractors has …

Los Angeles