Cost Sharing & Low Rates
The main benefit of using Lyft Line is the fact that passengers can share the cost of transport. Multiple people going in the same direction are matched up and given one driver, creating a carpool. They are charged as a team, and they share the cost. This means that transportation cost is lowered, and passengers get to save.
A Focus On Safety
Every driver is required to have completely up-to-date insurance coverage on their vehicle in order to provide transportation through Lyft. The driver must also have a valid driver’s license, pass a criminal background check, undergo a DMV background check and a general car inspection before being allowed to work on the Lyft platform. The drivers are at least 21 years of age, and must have a 4-door car that is not older than a 2001 model. Additionally, a rating system is used to weed out poor or unprofessional drivers from the app.
Professionalism With a Welcoming Twist
Lyft offers a number of services in order to cater to different passenger needs. If you want a quiet back seat ride or an engaging and fun adventure, they will provide just that. Moreover, they also have a Lyft Plus Package for passengers with languages who want to move from one place to another conveniently.
Take the Service for a Test Ride
Lyft lures in new customers by offering an attractive new customer offer which consists of a ten dollar credit toward your first ride. This gives you the opportunity to try out the Transportation Network Company (TNC) and see what it has to offer before making any financial commitment. Now that’s what I call a no-brainier!
Making Friends and Connections
The new Lyft Line product that allows the passenger to share a ride encourages socialization. Passengers from the same neighborhood or area who are not afraid to share a ride – and therefore the cost – will meet and make friends. The drivers are some of the friendliest in the transportation industry, so say hello to a fellow community driver with the trademark fistbump and blast off into an adventure with a new friend.
To help you decided between Lyft versus Uber, we suggest viewing our comparison of the peer-to-peer ridesharing companies.