Reporters asked the hard-hitting questions this week, and we answered. Find out how we're doubling down on our core mission, what our future looks like in major cities like Minneapolis and San Antonio, and why young adults are opting for Lyft during their morning commute in this week's edition of Lyft in the Headlines.
The Future of Lyft Deliveries
As other ridesharing companies experiment with delivering everything from live animals to groceries, our Chief Technology Officer, Chris Lambert, told Re/Code why we're sticking to our original mission. He addresses the topic head-on, detailing how we've firmly decided to expand and improve Lyft Line.
Exploring Lyft Line's Creation and Environmental Impact
Forbes launched an in-depth investigative report on rideshare carpooling, taking a deep dive into Lyft Line's inception and evolution. UC Berkeley professor Susan Shaheen chimes in, identifying Lyft Line as a "tool governments can look to to help states like California reach ambitious goals of reducing fuel consumption and emissions in the next 15 years."
Sharing Life as a Lyft Driver
Guy Adari of Fast Money spent the day driving with Lyft for this CNBC spot, adding his own flair to the ride with a unique outfit. Watch the video for his take on the experience.
Celebrating One Year in Minneapolis
Minneapolis officials have declared our first year a success. We're extending a big "thank you" to every driver who follows their local guidelines — and pointing to this article as a reminder of why it's important to always display your square Lyft emblem when in driver mode.
And a Return to San Antonio
We're now the only ridesharing company approved to return to San Antonio, a city that we've paused operations in after onerous regulations were introduced. Stay tuned for the details.
Reducing the Need for Car Ownership
Slate published an investigative report on young adults' commute preferences, and why they're driving to work less and less frequently. They cite Lyft as an alternative to car ownership, and a major reason why transportation is changing: "Give young people a solid public transportation option — or a reliable ride technology — and chances are they'll take it."