Lyft Launches Ridesharing Service in Tallahassee

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Capital City becomes newest home to fastest growing ridesharing platform

Today Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the US, is launching in Tallahassee, bringing its affordable, reliable rides to Florida’s capital city. To celebrate the arrival of Lyft, new passengers can use a special code LYFTLOVE17 to receive $5 off their first ride. Lyft is now available in just over 300 cities and continues to distinguish itself through its positive in-car experience, for both passengers and drivers.

“Tallahassee was proud to be one of the first cities in the state to approve favorable ridesharing laws, and we are excited that Lyft is now expanding into the Capital City,” said Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. “So many areas of Florida have benefitted from the opportunities that ridesharing represents, for both passengers and drivers. The arrival of Lyft in our community will mean more jobs, and more transportation options for everyone from college students to working professionals to retirees. On behalf of all the citizens of Tallahassee, I’m pleased to welcome Lyft into our community.”

Added Leon County Commissioner John Dailey: “With our community continuing to grow throughout Leon County, our residents should have a full range of transportation options to meet their needs. Ridesharing is a safe and reliable option, and we’re pleased to see it expand with the addition of Lyft in our community.”

More than 700,000 drivers make their own flexible schedules and earn either a primary or supplemental income with Lyft. As the only rideshare platform to allow tips, Lyft drivers across the country have received more than $150 million in tips. Interested drivers can view the “Drive with Lyft” page to learn more about becoming part of the Lyft community.

“The arrival of Lyft in Tallahassee is another dynamic step forward,” said Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sue Dick. “Our community has long embraced the latest developments in business and technology, and this announcement shows that Tallahassee remains at the cutting edge for its residents and visitors.”

Jaime Raczka, Lyft’s Head of Early Stage Markets and Expansion, voiced the company’s enthusiasm for beginning service in Tallahassee. “We’re excited to bring Lyft’s affordable, reliable rides to Tallahassee. Whether you use Lyft while enjoying a night out in Midtown, coming home from a Seminole game, or rushing to a meeting downtown, we look forward to being a part of the Capital City community for years to come.”

How Lyft Works:

  1. Request: Whether you’re riding solo or with friends, you’ve got options. Just tap request and a driver’s there.
  2. Ride: After just a few taps in the Lyft app, a carefully-screened driver will be on the way to you — just set your pickup point.
  3. Pay: When the ride ends, just pay and rate your driver through your phone.

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available in just over 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.


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