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“When people want transportation, they want it now.”
Logan Green, Lyft CEO
The Rideshare Movement
Start of the Rivalry
The rideshare craze – at least, its current form – all started with the launch of Uber in 2009. The summer of 2012 brought about Uber’s main competitor in Lyft.
Finding a ride using either Lyft or Uber is incredibly easy, even for those not as technologically capable as others.
Become a Driver
As a driver in the ridesharing industry, there are different ways you can make a living.
Whether you want to put the pedal to the metal and drive full-time or just pick up a few rides here and there for supplemental income, Lyft drivers have excellent opportunities.
First Ride Discount
Your first ride from Lyft and Uber can be free! Just use an appropriate promo code to cash in the savings.
Uber and Lyft each offer discount credit for trying their service for the first time. Promotions and coupons are available for Uber promo codes for existing users as well as Lyft promo codes for existing users.
TOP RIDESHARE APPS
The best part is you can get a rideshare in a matter of minutes with just a few taps on your smartphone. You can feel safer when requesting a ride through a ride app than when traditionally calling a cab. These rideshare apps provide a convenient way to request a ride with fast pickup times and cashless payments.
The Lyft app – for both passengers as well as drivers – has undergone some redesigns and improvements over the last couple of years and is quite user-friendly. You can compare price points and arrival times for various ride options, check all of your driver’s info, and easily redeem free ride credit with just a few taps.
Many people who drive for Lyft say they are happier driving for them than the competition.
Uber takes pride in having a more professional, less casual company culture. They did, after all, begin as a black car service only, and evolved into a rideshare service with multiple options.
Their app has been redesigned and improved over the last few years as well and is heralded now as being very user-friendly and easy to navigate for drivers as well as passengers.
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