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Lyft Line expands to Denver, San Jose, and four other cities

Lyft Line expands to Denver, San Jose, and four other cities

Sometimes when you're trying to get from Point A to Point B, you're not as worried about how quickly you're going to get to your destination, and you're more concerned with how much it will cost. Sure, calling an Uber or a Lyft can be rather inexpensive, but what if you could get that fare down even lower by splitting it with one or more other people? Well, both companies have ways of doing that, and Lyft is expanding theirs to six new cities next week.

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Uber, Lyft challenge proposed Atlanta airport pickup rules

Uber, Lyft challenge proposed Atlanta airport pickup rules

Yesterday, a proposal was unveiled in Atlanta that would require Lyft and Uber drivers to undergo fingerprint-based background checks before they can pick up passengers at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Uber was quick to decry the proposal, and Lyft has now followed expressing its own similar sentiments. Said Uber, such a proposal -- if it passes -- would simply mean Uber would no longer operate at the airport.

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Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

GM and Lyft have announced a new program that the two firms have teamed up on called Express Drive. The goal of the Express Drive program is to give Lyft drives access to a rental car when needed at an affordable rate. The Express Drive program lets the drivers rent cars under an all-inclusive program.

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Ordering a Lyft car with Messenger — rolling out now

Ordering a Lyft car with Messenger — rolling out now

Facebook Messenger users can order a Lyft car directly through the messaging app, the ridesharing company has announced. The feature follows Uber's own Messenger integration, and means you'll never have to toggle apps to ensure you have a ride on its way. Lyft is no stranger to messaging app integrations, though -- in the recent past, Lyft integrated with Slack, making it possible to order a car with a simple "/lyft" command.

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Lyft NYC pilot project gives rides to doctor appointments

Lyft NYC pilot project gives rides to doctor appointments

Lyft has announced a new partnership with National Medtrans Network in New York City, and under that partnership will be piloting a transportation option for taking riders to non-emergency doctor appointments. Lyft has vowed to give 2,500 rides under this program per week in New York City, aiming to reduce the number of missed doctors appointments and help those in need get adequate medical care.

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GM teams with Lyft for on-demand autonomous auto network

GM teams with Lyft for on-demand autonomous auto network

This week General Motors and Lyft announced an alliance which would eventually create an on-demand autonomous vehicle network in the United States. General Motors will be investing a cool $500 million in Lyft, and GM will hold one seat on Lyft's board of directors. This alliance will include adding GM as a "preferred provider" of vehicles to Lyft drivers throughout the United States (or as they say, "in various cities in the U.S.).

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Sidecar bows out from crowded ride-sharing market

Sidecar bows out from crowded ride-sharing market

The market for ride-sharing services has positively exploded over the last few years, but unfortunately there's little room to compete against top rivals Uber and Lyft. This is evident in the news that Sidecar has announced its departure from the ride-hailing and delivery business. CEO Sunil Paul shared the decision in a post on Medium, stating that service would end on December 31st at 2:00 PM Pacific. "Shutting down the Sidecar service is a disappointment for our team and our fans," wrote Paul and fellow co-founder Jahan Khanna.

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Lyft gets permit to pick up travelers at LAX

Lyft gets permit to pick up travelers at LAX

Lyft beat Uber (again) in the battle for permission to perform pick ups at one of the nation's biggest airports -- this time around it's LAX, the Los Angeles International Airport. Both Uber and Lyft were granted permission to seek transportation permits for picking up riders at LAX, and Lyft is the first to receive the permit. The Lyft pickups start today, just in time for the Christmas rush.

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Seattle rules Uber, Lyft drivers can unionize

Seattle rules Uber, Lyft drivers can unionize

Drivers for ridesharing services just won a big victory in Seattle, where the city council has voted in favor of a bill that allows Lyft, Uber, and similar services’ drivers to form a union. This marks a first in the United States, and could pave the way to similar rulings in other cities where the companies operate. Lyft isn't pleased with the ruling; Uber hasn't yet commented.

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Uber and Lyft team up, give free rides to homeless veterans

Uber and Lyft team up, give free rides to homeless veterans

Uber and Lyft are both on board with a White House effort that aims to get homeless veterans off the street. Under the Joining Forces initiative, both ridesharing services will offer free rides to homeless veterans who need a lift to a job interview or something else job-related. The announcement comes on the cusp of Veterans Day, and addresses one of the bigger needs homeless veterans face when attempting to reintegrate into every day life — getting from point A to point B in a timely and affordable manner.

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Lyft makes its way into Las Vegas airport

Lyft makes its way into Las Vegas airport

Uber was quick out of the gate when Las Vegas gave ridesharing services the thumbs up, but Lyft has become the first of its kind to start operating at the city's McCarran International airport. The company announced its new bragging right today, saying that it is now operating at two terminals at the airport. There are a pair of designation Lyft waiting areas, making it easier to find a driver.

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Lyft partners with Hertz so drivers can use rentals

Lyft partners with Hertz so drivers can use rentals

Lyft has announced a new partnership with Hertz, among some other things, under which it will give drivers a new option to get on the ridesharing service’s platform. Says the company, “Now you don’t even have to own a car to be” one of its drivers. Whether that’s a good thing depends on your situation, but regardless, drivers can now use rental cars to drive others around. The ridesharing service has also announced a partnership with Shell Fuel Rewards and a new Express Pay for same-day payments.

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