Lyft may be less pings than Uber in Houston. One thing you might try is drive in a subdivision next to a freeway. That way you can go slow and not use as much gas (maybe) but be close to hot spots for pings. Also there are many events in Houston - not just sports, but concerts, etc. the aquarium downtown, many museums. Experiment - try different areas. And maybe put both apps Uber and Lyft on your phone. Just an opinion.