Lyft will help you contact ADT if you feel unsafe during a ride
Lyft plans to extend its in-app emergency tools beyond the option to call 911. The ridesharing firm is partnering with the security company ADT on safety features, starting with a US pilot program that will let you contact ADT if you need help. Thankfully, it's not just an alternative phone call. You can text if you're worried that talking will put you in danger, and ADT will still get in touch with relevant authorities if they don't hear aThe pilot will start in early 2020 across nine markets that include Chicago, Los Angeles and New Jersey. If it proves effective, Lyft could expand the initiative to the entire US.
Lyft Pink starts at $ 20 per month — cheaper than Uber’s plan, which is currently being tested in San Francisco and Chicago — and it offers a 15 “ Lyft Pink is a no-brainer for regular riders who take 2-3+ rides per week and who are looking to make the most of their time and money,” wrote Lyft
Lyft Pink replaces that plan and any customer who subscribed to All-Access will get an enrollment offer for the new membership service, a spokesperson said. Lyft says its membership service is a “no brainer” for customers who take two to three trips a week. But not everyone can sign up yet: there will
Lyft on Tuesday unveiled a new membership plan: . The ride-hailing company said the plan, which costs $19.99 a month, is ideal for people who take three or more rides a week.
Lyft Pink offers a 15% savings on all car rides, complimentary bike and scooter rides, priority airport pickup, and surprise offers and upgrades, the company said. Lyft said it'll also relax cancellations and waive lost and found fees for members.
The plan is available in the US only for now. Lyft opened up a waitlist on Monday and said membership will roll out until it's fully available nationwide later this year.
2 horses killed, 2 riders in critical condition after crash in Lake View Terrace
2 horses killed, 2 riders in critical condition after crash in Lake View TerraceThe incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. at Foothill Boulevard and Wheatland Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Lyft is introducing Lyft Pink , a membership for riders that provides elevated access, savings and benefits, including 15% off on all car rides . The plan, which will cost .99 a month , is targeted at frequent Lyft customers who take more than two or three rides a week.
The pass offered up to 20 rides for each. Lyft 's offering comes as the company both seeks to compete with the much-larger Uber, and assure investors that it is on Uber lost more than billion in the first half of 2016 alone, much of which it spent on subsidies to lure in new riders and drivers.
"Since the beginning it's been our mission to improve the way people get around their cities, with this, we recently redesigned the Lyft app to put all of your transportation options front and center, said Katie Dill, Lyft's vice president of design, in a release. "Now with Lyft Pink, you can choose from all the options at a great price and receive benefits that make your journey even better."
Senator urges Uber and Lyft to run fingerprint background checks .
A senator has called on Uber and Lyft to share details with each other about contractors they've banned to clamp down on dangerous drivers who've been kicked off one platform signing up to the other. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has also urged them to conduct fingerprint background checks on drivers. "They have a real responsibility for taking every possible step to do background checks that are reliable and comprehensive," he told the"They have a real responsibility for taking every possible step to do background checks that are reliable and comprehensive," he told the Washington Post. He said both companies had "ambiguous" responses to questions he sent them about ridesharing safety measures.