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Travis must be plotting his next rate reduction after this.

atthehop

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Lyft Making Major Push Into The Midwest With Biggest Expansion To Date
Congratulations, residents of Eau Claire, WI; Kankakee, IL; and Mankato, MN — you will soon have another way to get from point A to point B: Lyft is adding more than 50 cities to its lineup, its largest expansion to date.

As part of its previously announced plan to launch in 100 more locations by the end of this year, Lyft is making a major push into the Midwest with this move, while adding a few additional cities on the coast as well.

Newly added cities available starting today include:
Lakeland, FL
Ocala, FL
Pensacola, FL
Port St. Lucie, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Fredericksburg, VA
Springfield, MA
Pittsfield, MA
Worcester, MA
Amherst, MA
Amarillo, TX
Bismarck, ND
Fargo, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Ames, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Davenport, IA
Des Moines, IA
Dubuque, IA
Iowa City, IA
Sioux City, IA
Waterloo, IA
Carbondale, IL
Decatur, IL
Kankakee, IL
Evansville, IN
Gary, IN
Muncie, IN
Terre Haute, IN
Manhattan, KS
Topeka, KS
Flint, MI
Jackson, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Midland, MI
Saginaw, MI
Mankato, MN
Rochester, MN
St. Cloud, MN
Youngstown, OH
Eau Claire, WI
Fond du Lac, WI
Janesville, WI
La Crosse, WI
Sheboygan, WI
Birmingham, AL
Augusta, GA
Brunswick, GA
Columbus, GA
Macon, GA
Martinsburg, WV
Morgantown, WV
Huntington, WV
Parkersburg, WV

This will bring Lyft’s total roster close to 300, allowing it to compete more evenly with rival Uber, which currently serves about 134 cities and areas in the U.S., and more than 560 cities worldwide.

“In just the first two months of 2017, we’ve introduced Lyft to 94 new cities, thanks in large part to today’s launch,” said Jaime Raczka, head of Early Stage Markets and Expansion, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing this rapid momentum, bringing Lyft’s safe, affordable rides to even more cities this year.”
 

Lightning1181

Well-Known Member
Too bad they have not tried to add the Jersey Shore to their list of cities/area! Their customer base here is abysmal to say the least. Maybe if they sent some advertising monies our way we could begin to make a modest income without getting pings 25 minutes out. Instead of getting the weekly hotspots that have no mention of anything on the shore (except for the occassional AC concert/show) it would be nice to be reminded that there is life here the other 3 seasons of the year.
 

Canteev

Well-Known Member
What some people are failing to understand is that Lyft will only help if it forces a hike in the rate, especially in non-Jersey Shore towns. Otherwise, I only see more drivers getting on the road while the ride share clientele remains stagnant. How does a company increase customers? You guessed it: lower price. I just have a funny feeling that a price cut is likelier than an increase in rate.
 

zerostars

Active Member
That is why Uber just increased its booking fee to attract more cheap skate clients

If they keep lowering rates they will also keep making less money

At the end of the day they don't care about the drivers

Their stated goal is to replace us with robots

Buyer beware

I love Lyft BTW - best company ever - great ethics - great driver support - great tip option - Love Lyft passengers
 

pvtandrewmalone

Well-Known Member
Lyft is horrible. Their riders are almost all cheapskates who take minimum Line fares, misbehave, make you wait, rate low, cancel often, and tip less than Uber despite the in-app option. Maybe their riders were great in the past, but certainly not recently.

Also, Lyft support is worse than Uber, especially when they short your tolls or "forget" to pay a bonus they promised. They take forever to respond and want information they already have, including some things you don't have access to..."What was the rider's name, exact pickup address, etc." "Please describe the exact route you took and provide your E-ZPass receipt."

Lyft was getting better at the end of 2016 with "doable" guarantees, but when the requirement went up to 2 rides/hr, that party abruptly ended. At 2 rides/hour, the guarantee money is now impossible to achieve without racking up huge amounts of dead miles, and even then you'd likely not make it as the pings have to be timed right and their system can manipulate that.

I wish Uber would just buy out Lyft ...Lyft continuing to be independent could force Uber's shore fares lower...It's happened before and I hope it doesn't happen again.
 
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Canteev

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Really the only way to get more customers is lowering prices huh? I didn't know being a member here had a prerequisite of being a crack smoker....
It's quite ironic that you'd write such gibberish as I am probably the most anti-drug person on here. I barely drink alcohol and have never smoked or sniffed anything in my young life--nor do I plan to. Given that you're an adult, I find your behavior to be very sad. People can actually disagree without resorting to name calling, but maybe I give people too much credit.
 

UberwhoIaM

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It's quite ironic that you'd write such gibberish as I am probably the most anti-drug person on here. I barely drink alcohol and have never smoked or sniffed anything in my young life--nor do I plan to. Given that you're an adult, I find your behavior to be very sad. People can actually disagree without resorting to name calling, but maybe I give people too much credit.
It was a joke obviously..... It was my way of disagreeing with you. Didn't mean to upset you.

If Uber was going to continue to lower rates they would have done so already like they did every January. I've seen my earnings grow weekly since the second week of this year by 25-30%. Although there are many drivers still out there they are falling to the wayside at high numbers. The majority of new drivers and negative Nancies just can't cut it.

Also it's always the same people posting these "The sky is falling" type threads. It makes me laugh. I can understand why those who were in it in the beginning would be bitter but come on people. Either let go of it or figure out how to make it work like the many intelligent hard working drivers on here that think out of the box. We laugh at these comments meant to dissuade others from either trying or continuing to do ride share. Call me a cheerleader if you want but my bank account appreciates the added income. Set your goals high and know that this isn't going to be a viable source of income for much longer.

Disclaimer: As always I must say this isn't for everyone and it's meant to supplement now, not be the sole source of your income.

Never hope for reduced competition. That's the worst thing you could wish for.
I agree the only reason I'm getting boost the past two weeks is because Lyft is offering incentives and UBER wants me/us to work for them not Lyft.
 

ToughTommy

Well-Known Member
Foober got a 12.5% raise with the booking fee. This way they can keep rates the same and remember 2017 is the year of the driver. There coming up with more stickers.
 
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