Lyft expands ride-booking service to Edmonton, Calgary

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There’s one other automobile on the monitor within the race for Edmonton’s ride-hailing buyer base.

Lyft launched its app-based service within the metropolis and likewise Calgary on Could 24.

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The best solution to join is thru their smartphone app, however you may join and e book rides on the Lyft web site, too.

A web page on the location devoted to Edmonton clients reveals choices for rides for as much as 4 folks in normal Lyft automobiles or as many as six in Lyft XL designated autos.

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The corporate is providing a reduction for brand new clients within the new cities, 25 per cent off the primary three rides (as much as $5) booked inside 14 days of activating an account.

They’re additionally in search of drivers to rent.

Lyft, based in San Francisco in 2012, additionally runs the biggest bicycle hiring community in the USA.

Forward of an traders name on its Q1 ends in Could, the corporate in April informed its workforce of about 4,000 folks to anticipate “vital” layoffs; the Wall Avenue Journal reported it could possibly be as many as 1,200.

These numbers don’t embrace drivers, who’re thought-about impartial contractors.

“We have to carry our prices right down to ship reasonably priced rides, compelling earnings for drivers, and worthwhile development,” wrote CEO David Risher, who took the highest job in March.