Harry here. Lyft has been in the news a lot the past couple weeks, with big results from our survey, fare cuts/increases and now this latest expansion announcement. I think more competition is a good thing though, and I hope to see Lyft continue to do well and expand. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at Lyft’s expansion plans, a well-researched story on Uber and Lyft drivers who sleep in their cars and the controversial appointment of Travis Kalanick to serve as an advisor for the Trump administration.
Harry here. We’ve been waiting to see if Uber would cut fares this year and, to our surprise, they haven’t (yet). But yesterday, we found out that Lyft is actually cutting fares across the board in several cities. They’ve e-mailed drivers in affected cities and said it should only be a 1% cut, but in Orange County, for example, the per mile rate was cut from $1.15 to $0.90, which is a whole lot more than 1%.
I was pretty surprised by the cuts since in the past, when Lyft has cut rates, they’ve told drivers they were only doing it because the competition was also cutting rates. I’ve always been a fan/supporter of Lyft, but it seems like they are becoming more and more like Uber – what do you think?
In other news, today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at a $20 million lawsuit settlement between Uber and drivers, why Uber lost so much money in 2016 and more!
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Harry here. Thanks to everyone who joined our Youtube Live event this week; you can find a replay here. One topic we didn’t touch on though was Uber’s new pilot program with cash payments in Colorado. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at that story, a strange Miami heist involving an Uber driver and a new program that allows the public to see more data on ridesharing.
Harry here. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince shares a story of a quick thinking driver, a lawsuit against Uber brought forth by its own employees and a new study from MIT.
Harry here. Not everyone is as comfortable with smartphones as they’d like, so today RSG contributor Jon Knope walks through the driver and passenger side of the Lyft app.
On this blog, we frequently get questions about how to operate the various rideshare apps – and Lyft is no exception. To help answer those questions, we’ve put together a couple of video tutorials to walk you through every step, both as a driver and as a passenger. We’ve also extracted the most important info into an FAQ format below each video. (For a walkthrough of the Uber apps, click here!)