Whether we’re forming partnerships with major travel companies, or rubbing elbows with Hillary Clinton, Lyft is all over the headlines. Here’s what hit the news this week.
Your Ride to the Sky
At a large conference in San Francisco, news broke that we’re partnering with the San Francisco Travel Association. Your reliable rides are ideal for connecting passengers to their destination, especially for time-sensitive trips to a flight or hotel. It’s our latest effort to bring you more airport rides.
The second punch? Our new partnership with Concur, which allows employees to easily expense their work trips, including Lyft rides. This is huge: The service is currently used by 30 million people.
...and Everywhere Else
Lyft rides are ideal for every reason, and major news outlets are spreading the word. Forbes took a close look at Lyft as an ideal transportation options for retirees, while Pittsburgh businesses explained why they’re replacing company cars with Lyft rides. Showing the full scope of a Lyft ride’s potential, Fast Company investigated why passengers are increasingly finding love in Lyft Line rides.
Making Magic Happen at Outside Lands
As the official rideshare sponsor of this year’s Outside Lands, Lyft was the way to travel to the San Francisco festival. Your rides inspired news articles in SF Gate after the city saw what we can do to reduce congestion and tackle traffic.
Not one to miss an opportunity to go big, we also unleashed Magic Mode on San Francisco for the weekend. Passengers could request a sprinter van decked out as a karaoke bar, a recording studio, or a handful of other festival-themed rides. Just like the original Magic Mode launch at Austin’s SXSW festival, the stunt caught the eyes of TechCrunch and local TV news outlets across the Bay Area.
Planning for the Future
There’s plenty more where that came from. The San Jose Mercury News took some time to chat with our COO, Rex Tibbens, about our hyper-local strategy. The article shows passengers why they can continue relying on us right here in the US, and provides a sneak peek at what they can expect next.
We’re even helping US politicians learn more about ridesharing. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent time with our own CEO, Logan Green, last week to talk tech. It’s one way that we’re helping pave the way for the future of the sharing economy.