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Lyft will soon ask riders to wear masks and confirm health status

Lyft will soon ask riders to wear masks and confirm health status

In an announcement on Thursday, ride-hailing service Lyft revealed some new plans it has in the pipeline to help keep both drivers and riders safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The company calls this its Health Safety Program and it is targeted at drivers and riders; among other things, it will ask the latter group to self-certify that they are, to the best of their knowledge, not sick with COVID-19.

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Lyft Wait and Save offers discounts to riders who are willing to wait

Lyft Wait and Save offers discounts to riders who are willing to wait

Ride-hailing company Lyft has introduced a new option that offers riders discounts if they're willing to be patient. Called Wait & Save, the feature was initially launched in certain areas under a pilot test, which is now expanding to 'most' riders located in Canada and the US. The Wait & Save discount option applies to the fare on Standard rides.

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Lyft’s new Essential Deliveries is for hospitals and organizations

Lyft’s new Essential Deliveries is for hospitals and organizations

Ride-hailing service Lyft has announced a new pilot initiative called Essential Deliveries that will allow its drivers to deliver various goods to certain customers, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more. Under this initiative, customers can request essential items like groceries, meals, hygiene products, medical supplies, and similar items.

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Lyft gives some essential workers free access to its electric scooters

Lyft gives some essential workers free access to its electric scooters

Lyft has announced a new program that gives some essential workers limited free access to its network of electric scooters. Called the LyftUp Scooter Critical Workforce Program, this initiative targets healthcare workers, first responders, and people who work in transit. The company is offering these individuals free scooter rides in a number of major metro regions in the US.

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Lyft drivers directed to Amazon as demand for rides plummets

Lyft drivers directed to Amazon as demand for rides plummets

Employment issues have impacted millions of people across the US as an increasing number of states shut down non-essential services. Many people have been left scrambling for work, and some are turning to gig economy jobs like ride-hailing services. The only problem? Very few people are ordering rides right now, meaning driving isn't the source of income it used to be. That's where Amazon comes in.

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Lyft shows how to get a free ride to vote in 2020 elections

Lyft shows how to get a free ride to vote in 2020 elections

The ride sharing program Lyft is providing free and discounted rides to polls for the primary and general election season for voting in 2020 in the USA. This is an expansion of a program they've had in the past. This system of discounted and free ride sharing action started with the Iowa Caucus and continues through ALL primary votes and ALL caucuses leading up to the general election in November, 2020.

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Lyft’s new car rental service offers unlimited miles and pickup credit

Lyft’s new car rental service offers unlimited miles and pickup credit

Lyft has launched a new relatively inexpensive car rental service that gives its customers an alternative to ordering a ride from a driver. The car rentals are only offered in a couple of big cities at this time; with them, the company says, people have more transportation flexibility for those times they want to take a weekend trip or engage in other travels that aren't restricted to ordering rides.

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Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Ridesharing company Lyft is trying to get riders to permanently ditch their cars by offering them various perks through a new Carvana partnership. Assuming customers go through the program to 'ditch' their car, they'll receive multiple free months of the Lyft Pink subscription service, as well as Lyft credit for rides and more. This is a revival of the program first launched in 2018.

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Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Ridesharing company Lyft has unveiled a new, and much cheaper, monthly subscription plan called Lyft Pink that includes various perks like limited free scooter rides. The new plan differs from the previous All-Access plan, which was priced at a huge $299/month. With Lyft Pink, regular users will get discounts on car rides, some 'surprise offers,' and more.

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Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Ridesharing company Lyft has introduced a new program in partnership with the Goodwill, USO, and the United Way to help people get to their job interviews. Called the Jobs Access Program, the new perk will give free and discounted rides to people who are going to a job interview, as well as rides to work in the weeks until their first paycheck is available.

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Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Ridesharing company Lyft has announced a new partnership with the security company ADT to offer new features on its platform. Under the partnership, Lyft will launch a pilot early next year that'll allow customers in select markets to directly contact ADT if there's a security issue. The ADT-powered feature will be available in Lyft's mobile app; the company indicates it will be the first of multiple new features.

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Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Rising tech companies like Uber and WeWork have been on the news lately, but not for reasons they would have anticipated at the start of the year. What was meant to be a record-setting year for tech companies listed on the stock market has led to major disappointment, with many of these big names losing up to half of their stock value in a matter of months.

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