Lyft is an on-demand transportation company based in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Lyft car transportation mobile app. Launched in June 2012, Lyft operates in approximately 300 U.S. cities, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and provides over 1 million rides per day. The company was valued at US$11.5 billion as of December 2017 and has raised a total of US$4.11 billion in funding. Lyft expanded into Canada in December 2017 as a competitor to the already established Uber.

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  • Lyft's Oregon team is piloting a "Driver of the Month" program, and we're honored to shine a light on Express Drive renter, Blake! With 2,385 lifetime rides and a stellar rating, Blake was able to use Lyft's Express Drive rental program to get behind the wheel of his dream car, a Tesla Model X! Pictured here with Owen, an Oregon Lyft team member, Blake shows off a gas card and his awesome ride.  ...

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  • The Lyft community reached an important milestone this week: drivers have earned over $500 million in tips. Since day one, tipping has been an important way for passengers to show their appreciation for everything you do. Whether it’s sharing good stories, playing great music, or helping passengers keep track of lost phones, you consistently go the extra mile.  The Lyft community has been feelin...

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  • This year, keep your eyes peeled for free TurboTax Self-Employed and other great Intuit rewards going live in January for all qualifying Accelerate drivers. We’re thrilled to be partnered with Intuit for the fourth year straight for even easier and more affordable tax filing for our drivers. Here’s how to start getting prepared now.Your Tax Timeline See Your Stats in JanuaryWe’ll post a summary...

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  • We know you work hard for your ratings, and that your time is valuable. So we've made improvements that prioritize both — and are among drivers’ most-requested updates. Read on for more details: Ratings ProtectionWe launched an update to passengers’ ratings screens that helps protect you from issues out of your control — because things like Line routing or passenger behavior shouldn’t count again...

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  • We’ve heard from drivers that seeing how much you’ll get paid is harder than it needs to be. So we’ve updated the ‘Earnings’ tab in the app to show your net earnings. The amount you earn won’t change at all. We’ve simply removed Lyft’s fees and commission for you, so that you can immediately see what matters most: the amount you take home.We want to reiterate that nothing has changed with your p...

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  • Halloween is here, and we’re expecting 30% more passenger demand on Oct. 31 and the weekend before. We’ve also teamed up with Netflix in a first-of-its kind partnership to promote their smash hit, “Stranger Things” — inspiring fans to request your rides.So get your spooky playlists ready, and enter our car-stume contest for a chance at a six-month Netflix membership and up to $1,000. Terms apply...

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  • Applications are now being accepted for Lyft's second Driver Advisory Council. Drivers nationwide can become a community leader by submitting an application before the November 5, 2017 deadline.Do you want to help ensure that drivers voices are heard at HQ?Do you believe in the power of community?Are you passionate about Lyft’s vision for improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportati...

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  • You know the moment: Your passenger just hopped in the car, and you’re only a few taps away from the perfect ride. But let’s back up a minute — those few taps can make a big difference. Whether you’re accepting rides, navigating to drop-off locations, or handling mid-ride route changes, even a few taps can make it harder for you to focus on the road.We’re excited to announce a new remedy for smo...

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  • It’s been hard to miss Lyft in the headlines lately. Thanks to major partnerships with Disney, Budweiser, and NFL players like Richard Sherman, more people are talking about drivers — and requesting your rides — than ever. You’re in Good CompanyChance the Rapper and NFL players aren’t the only ones promoting Lyft. We partnered with Disney to create Minnie Vans, hosted a secret show with Moon Tax...

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  • Trust us, we know - tax season can be stressful. To make the journey just a little smoother, we asked our friends from TurboTax to come right to your doorstep at local Hubs. Tax experts Bob M. and Mary Ellen M. spoke to over 400 drivers from Portland to Chicago, demystifying the 1099, answering top questions (deductions anyone?), and walking through the TurboTax filing process. We’re glad to hea...

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  • At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization. In Lyft's early days, drivers regularly met up to connect, share a cup of coffee or a meal and even participate in fun drivers-only outings like bowling.   Lyft's DC team - led by...

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  • Drivers are the lifeblood of Lyft. We’ve always listened carefully to drivers to keep improving their experience. In our early days, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer listened to drivers over lunch and we organized informal driver meetups.In 2016, John flew seven drivers to San Francisco to brainstorm how we can bring the driver community together and strengthen communications with Lyft leadership. Ar...

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  • When the seven original drivers joined the Driver Advisory Council in 2016, they weren’t quite sure what to expect — but they did know they were passionate about advocating for Lyft’s driver community. Their leadership and support has shaped the DAC into what it is today — a bridge between HQ and drivers all over the nation. We’re grateful for their amazing contributions. The founding...

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  • For Women’s History Month, we created the #LyftLadies contest to celebrate contributions from exceptional women in the Lyft community. We received hundreds of nominations — each of them representing the diversity of our driver community — and we’re excited for you to meet the winners.Faren, our $250 winner Faren is a part-time Lyft driver and full-time leader in her community's farm t...

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  • Lyft's community spirit was alive and well in more than 15 cities across the country, as we helped drivers fuel up before St. Patrick's Day — one of the highest-earning nights of the year.Drivers in cities like Baltimore and Chicago were able to connect with Lyft team members to receive in-person support, as well get a chance to grab snacks, beverages, and even some St. Patrick's Day swag.Check ou...

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  • Every member of the Lyft community has been impacted by an inspiring woman. To honor Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating just a few of the contributions women have made by giving away $250, $500, and $1,000 to three exceptional #LyftLadies. Follow the instructions below to nominate yourself and/or a woman who inspires you.Share your story. Tell us why you want to acknowledge the woman you c...

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  • Across North America, Lyft drivers are paying off debt, funding their artistic passions, and, thanks to our new Guild program, continuing their education. With exclusive access to tuition discounts and financial aid for thousands of programs at 80 universities, Esmeralda and Samantha are just two of many drivers taking advantage of this new program. Esmeralda is a full-time medical assistant in P...

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  • For sisters LaLonnie, Letty, and Lorenza, sharing the road means something extra special. All three sisters (the “Three Ls,” as they call themselves) are veterans and Lyft drivers. Even though they live in three far-apart cities, their shared experiences have brought them closer than ever.Lorenza, the first of the sisters to become a Lyft driver, lives in Dallas. She signed up to drive while she...

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  • Last year, you gave 375.5 million rides to 23 million passengers. As your rides reach more members of our communities than ever before, we’ve been hard at work finding passengers to fill your seats. Read on to see how your rides have made headlines lately. Honoring Black History To celebrate Black History Month, we added Black Girls CODE to our list of Round Up & Donate causes, so passengers can...

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  • In 2016, we announced the first-of-its-kind Driver Advisory Council. Now we’re continuing our tradition of engaging driver community leaders in cities across North America by announcing a new DAC. Feedback from the Lyft community inspired us to choose a diverse group of drivers from different backgrounds who best represent our core values, from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh and Chicago to Austin.

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  • Earlier this month, we asked the driver community and Lyft stakeholders across the country to share your input about finalists for the 2018 Driver Advisory Council (DAC). We received helpful feedback that has inspired us to take some time to rethink our approach.Rest assured: we heard you loud and clear. We are taking your feedback to heart and working hard to deliver the best outcome for this imp...

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  • We’ve made an important change to your Lyft ride history and ride earnings statements. From now on, you’ll immediately see the HST collected after each ride is completed. So even if the passenger hasn’t rated the ride or added a tip you’ll know right away how much HST you’ll need to collect and save for the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).

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