Need a Lyft? New Rideshare Company Begins Service on Big Island

March 22, 2017, 9:34 AM HST
* Updated March 22, 9:38 AM
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Rideshare company Lyft will begin service on the Big Island at noon on Thursday, March 23.

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.

Lyft is the only rideshare platform to allow tips. Lyft drivers have received more than $150 million in tips.

“Safety is our top priority and it is our goal to make every ride safe, comfortable and reliable,” said CEO and Co-founder Green. “Since the beginning, we have worked hard to design policies and features that protect our community. People say they use Lyft because they feel safe with our drivers, which is a product of this commitment.”

“Lyft has spent the first three months of 2017 bringing better transportation options to cities across the country,” said Jaime Raczka, head of early stage markets and expansion. “Today, we are excited about continuing this growth and bringing safe, friendly and reliable ridesharing to new communities.”


How Lyft Works


To use Lyft, you’ll need a smartphone and the free Lyft app.

Request: Whether you’re riding solo or with friends, you’ve got options. Just tap “request” and a driver’s there.

Ride: After just a few taps in the Lyft app, a carefully-screened driver will be on their way to you — just set your pickup point.


Pay: When the ride ends, just pay and rate your driver through your phone.

Interested drivers can view the “Drive with Lyft” page to learn more about joining the Lyft community.

To celebrate Lyft’s arrival, new passengers can use the code LYFTLOVE17 to receive $5 off their first Lyft ride anywhere.

To find our more about Lyft, go online.

Lyft is available in more than 300 cities.

Lyft rides will be available in the following areas on March 23:

Kaua‘i, HI
Maui, HI
Florida Keys, FL
Abilene, TX
College Station, TX
Laredo, TX
Lubbock, TX
Midland, TX
San Angelo, TX
Tyler, TX
Victoria, TX
Biloxi, MS
Gulfport, MS
Hattiesburg, MS
Jackson, MS
Auburn, AL
Huntsville, AL
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL
Lake Charles, LA
Longview, WA
Wenatchee, WA
Cheyenne, WY

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