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Heads up: Starting September 16 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and late October at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Lux Black drivers with a commercial (TCP) license and a separate airport TCP license or limousine permit will be able to pick up passengers at the terminal curbside. If you don’t have a TCP license, don’t worry, you’ll automatically be directed by the driver app to the ridesharing pickup location.
I’m an approved Lyft driver with a Lux Black/Lux Black XL vehicle, but don’t have a TCP license or airport license/permit. How do I get them?
First, you’ll need to visit the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) website to apply for a TCP license. Once you’ve received the CPUC license, you should then visit either the SFO Limousine website or the LAX TCP website. Please note, this process is wholly independent of Lyft, with its own application and fee requirements.
I have a TCP license and airport license/permit, how do I make sure it’s added to my Lyft driver profile?
If you’re an approved Lyft driver with a current TCP license and airport license/permit, head to the appropriate local website below to submit your information. A Lyft team member will then contact you to complete the process and confirm your TCP eligibility.
San Francisco Bay Area team website
Los Angeles team website
I have a TCP license and airport license/permit, but am not a Lyft driver. How do I apply to be one?
We’d love for you to come drive with Lyft! You can start your Lyft application here. (Note, you’ll need to have a vehicle that qualifies as a Lyft Lux Black or Lux Black XL to give these rides)
Whether you’re already driving with Lyft or are interested in learning more, check out how we’re dedicated to making Lyft work for you. Get information on earnings, demand, feedback, and more.
Whether it’s paying off student loans, saving for a vacation, or providing for your family, your reasons for driving with Lyft are as unique as you are. So we’re creating a video compilation to show the world how our drivers roll — and give you an opportunity to win $100!
Enter to Win
Tell us why you drive with Lyft in a short, 10-seconds-or-less video. We’ll select our favorites based on originality, creativity and clarity to feature in an upcoming compilation. If we use yours, you’ll score $100. Here’s how to enter:
Open the video app on your phone, making sure to hold it vertically.
Roll camera and tell us in 10 seconds or less, “I drive with Lyft because…”
Submit your video here.
Give yourself a high five.
Contest entries must be received by 7PM PT on August 23, 2019. See Official Rules.
Go Ahead, Get Creative
No one can tell your story better than you. But If you need some thought starters, check out these examples from fellow drivers:
I Lyft to be able to take my kid on vacation
I Lyft because I love meeting people from all over the world
I Lyft because I’m a musician who’s always on the road
I Lyft to spread the word about the nonprofit I’m building
I Lyft to achieve my dream of going back to school
I Lyft to share my best dad jokes
Good luck. We can’t wait to hear your story!
When your car is a source of income, you want an affordable way to keep it in good condition. We’ve partnered with Openbay to make it easier for you to access convenient car repair and service for less. Your exclusive discounts are coming to Boston, Dallas, and DC first, then across the US in the coming months.
Openbay is an online network of auto repair and service centers — including mom and pop shops in your neighborhood. Once you sign up for Openbay, you can see prices and schedule appointments when and where it’s convenient, right through the Openbay site or app.
Lock in rates up front
What you see is what you pay — at any shop you book through Openbay.
You choose the shop
Openbay lets you book at hundreds of local shops, so you can skip the trek across town.
Go when it’s convenient
Schedule in advance through Openbay and spend less time in the waiting room.
Preview available services
Get the following rates — guaranteed — when you book service at any location through Openbay.
You’ll get discounted labor rates for all additional services.
Our partnership with Openbay is just one way we’re helping you find affordable service options — and keep your earnings in your wallet. We launched our first Driver Center in San Francisco with plans to build 34 more across the US this year, and we introduced Mobile Service so Bay Area drivers can get car maintenance where they’re already at. Stay tuned for more ways we’re making Lyft work better for you.
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*Vehicle Eligibility Requirements Apply
At the end of June, your National Driver Advisory Council took a trip to the Lyft offices in San Francisco to meet with the team and get a behind the scenes look at what’s being worked on and what they can look forward to. The group came ready with questions, ideas for improvements and innovation, and of course, feedback from you, our local drivers. They met with a variety of people, from COO Jon McNeill and VP of Global Operations Karim Bousta, to engineers who work on your app, communications experts, and customer service specialists.
You can expect to see new commitments and actions from Lyft as a result of all these meetings by the end of July.
NDAC member, Tom Anez, says, “As the 2019 National DAC Summit comes to a close, I know my colleagues and I appreciate the time and effort from each valuable conversation we had. We also extend that thanks to each team member behind the scenes.
These conversations and presentations made us feel welcomed — but most importantly — valued. Our opinions mattered. Our voices were heard. Our commitment continues. Moving forward, we all have set expectations of action plans, and we challenge the Lyft team to work with us as a National DAC group to ensure we continue the momentum.
Thanks to our DAC Lyft employee team members for setting this event up. Know we greatly appreciate all of the behind-the-scenes planning and support you provided. And to my colleagues on DAC 3.0: keep up the great advocacy on behalf of our drivers.”
Here’s some insight into what we discussed:
Driver Education: We know getting on the road can be overwhelming at first, and want to be sure you’re getting the tools you need. The National Driver Advisory Council told us how we can do this better, what we have missed, and what they see happening in their cars (and yours!) that matters.
The Product: This is the center of the business, so we want to get it right. Your NDAC gave us feedback on the best ways to communicate product updates, where drivers get the most valuable information, and how we can make the app more efficient for you. This included a behind-the-scenes look at Lyft Beta features and a conversation around how things are tested and rolled out.
Customer Service: We had a roundtable discussion about the service experience and how it can be improved for drivers. We talked about everything from upcoming improvements to cancellations for safety reasons, how to reward driver integrity, and regulatory/legal requirements around safety.
Driver Centers and Mobile Service: We rolled out our first Driver Center in San Francisco this year, and we discussed our plans to roll them out to more markets later this year, so we want your National Driver Advisory Council to be supported in bringing this information back locally. We talked about what types of services they offer (and for how much), how long service takes, and which markets will get them next. We had a great discussion about ways to let drivers know they exist.
Local DAC: Following the launch of the Local Driver Advisory Councils, the team chatted through the relationship between the two councils, how they can best support each other, and the process for voicing and prioritize your concerns.
And More… Your National Driver Advisory Council members have a lot of important and valuable insight. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them or join one of their upcoming meetups to learn what else they heard from HQ.
So what’s next?
We heard a lot of important feedback and ideas that we’re excited to bring into our daily work. Each conversation the council had at HQ will be detailed out and thought through to find the best ways to prioritize and act on the needs of our drivers. These conversations are just the beginning — stay tuned for more updates from the Driver Advisory Council!