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Lyft And Tinder Prove Chivalry Isn't Dead With New Feature

Have you recently hit pause on your love life? Well, Lyft and Tinder believe it’s time to put moves on your dating prospects while putting them on the move. In an unanticipated yet innovative matchup, the companies partnered on Oct.7 for a new Lyft feature that allows Tinder users to send their date a Lyft ride, according to a Lyft blog post. Outside continues to open back up and the dating app and transportation app have teamed up to assist getting real life connections back in action. “The seamlessly integrated feature encourages thoughtful gestures for those ready to get back out there and meet someone new,” Lyft shared. First impressions are crucial to securing a second date and the two apps are helping their users come in strong into the dating world in regards to in-person dating. This latest feature can be accessed through Tinder’s new Explore hub — where users can now buy a Lyft ride credit for their match to transport them to their special date. The feature’s steps are...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 8, 2021

Lyft Is Investing $1 Million To Help Make Transportation More Accessible In Oakland

Lyft is partnering with local organizations for a $1 million initiative to help make transportation more accessible to underserved communities in Oakland. “We are proud to seize that opportunity starting in Oakland,” Lyft said in a blog post. “By working together to ensure everyone can share in reliable, safe and affordable transportation, we can make our cities even better places to live.” Lyft is teaming up with  TransForm, East Oakland Collective, and The Scraper Bike Team to offer mobilization through bikes, scooters and car rides. The company announced on its blog that TransForm, an organization working to increase sustainable transportation choices in California cities, would play a huge role in identifying future parklets and bike share stations and launching pilot programs for underserved neighborhoods. According to TechCrunch, Lyft is using $700,000 of its own money and its helping TransForm raise an additional $300,000 for Oakland.

Arriana McLymore

Feb 13, 2019

Lyft Announces $2.50 Flat Fare to Grocery Stores for Families Living in Food Deserts

Lyft announced Monday its partnership with a non-profit organization for the launch of their Grocery Access Program aimed at making it easier for families in Washington D.C. access fresh groceries. The company partnered with Martha’s Table—an organization working to increase access to quality education programs and healthy food—to provide families living in Wards 7 and 8 heavily discounted Lyft rides to local grocery stores. Wards 7 and 8 in D.C. are defined as food deserts, according to the D.C. Policy Center . The median household income in Ward 7 is just over the federal poverty line at $45,469, and median household income for Ward 8 falls below it at $32,967. “Through the program, Martha’s Table and Lyft aim to reduce the time, transportation barriers, and financial burden as hundreds of families plan their shopping trips to select grocery providers, and further Lyft’s mission of improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation,” the company said in a blog post. The...

Jenna Chambers

Dec 12, 2018

Lyft Set To Launch A Loyalty Program For Riders This December

Lyft announced a new loyalty program weeks after releasing a subscription service for riders set to roll out in December. The loyalty program allows users to earn points per every dollar spent on rides. Accumulated points earn riders upgrades to Lyft Lux, savings on future rides and access to more experienced drivers. Lyft announced its All-Access Plan subscription service in October, allowing users to pay $299 every 30 days. The plan offers 30 rides that cost up to $15 each and 5 percent off any additional rides. Two weeks after announcing its All-Access Plan, Lyft’s biggest competitor, Uber unveiled its own subscription service. Uber’s Ride Pass helps riders avoid surge pricing and costs $14.99 per month. The service is only offered in Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami. Uber has also turned to Uber Cash to help users budget for rides. Users can load balances on to their accounts and future rides will charge from those balances with a discount depending on the amount....

Arriana McLymore

Nov 14, 2018