From official partnerships to single moms, new executives to backseat confessionals, here’s your top Lyft news.
By now, you’ve heard how Lyft partnered with Ford to offer transportation to and from treatment for breast cancer patients. You might have watched Joan Lunden plug the partnership on The Today Show (it’s at 3:12), or read Huffington Post's piece on the initiative. No matter how you caught the news, remember to post your tip using #MoreGoodDays to donate a ride through Ford Warriors in Pink.
Southwest Airlines + Lyft
Southwest Airlines rolled out a partnership with us to include a free Lyft ride to Dallas Love Field Airport with their plane tickets. The promo simplifies travel to and from the airport, and brings increased demand to Dallas drivers.
The Ladies of Lyft
Left Magazine interviewed mothers who drive with Lyft, and was as impressed as we are with these amazing women.
“All of the ladies at Lyft had only positive things to say about the driving experience. What I learned from an afternoon with these amazing women is that they all have backbone. They all laugh a lot. They are all very resourceful. When you drop money on a Lyft to get across town – you are truly helping someone locally. And this opportunity, at least for some people, is what’s keeping them in a position to support their children in the Bay Area.”
Therapists, Lawyers, and Life Coaches
Drivers adopt a different role in each ride, offering an ear, a shoulder to cry on, and tough love as needed. The Boston Globe examined how Lyft drivers provide more than just reliable transportation.
Nevada Looks for Lyft
Governor Brian Sandoval recently signed legislation that enables ridesharing companies to legally operate in Nevada. Stay tuned for more details on how this affects you.
Meanwhile, Back at HQ…
We welcomed two new executives to helm our Legal and Support teams. Mary Winfield, the new VP of our Support Team, is making sure you always have someone to turn to as Lyft keeps growing by leaps and bounds.
Kelly Kay is our new Vice President of Compliance and Payment Operations. Each city and state has a different set of regulations and laws that govern ridesharing, and Kelly’s in charge of keeping them all straight. Forbes profiled each of the VP’s roles and goals.