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Lyft quickly finds 150,000 people eager to ditch their cars




Lyft’s fledgling campaign to convince motorists they no longer need to own cars is off to a breakneck start, a top company executive said Tuesday.

One week after Lyft kicked off its “Ditch Your Car” program, more than 150,000 people have signed up to participate in what amounts to an experiment that entices participants to park their vehicles for a month in exchange for a bundled package of transportation alternatives.

Not all will be enrolled in the program, and it’s unclear how many the ride-hailing service will accept. But Raj Kapoor, chief strategy officer at Lyft, said the number of people who have expressed interest has far exceeded the company’s projections of a few thousand. The interest, he said, is indicative of a generational shift in travel preferences.

“Young people care about access to cars, not ownership, and their identity is not tied to a car as much as it used to be,” he said.

Motorists selected to participate will receive access to shared Lyft vehicles, Zipcar’s short-term car-rental network, local transit and bike-rental partners. They’ll park their cars for a 30-day period from Monday to Nov. 6.

The program will run in 35 cities across the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles, and it follows an iteration of the ditch program conducted in Chicago, in which participants received a $550 monthly stipend.

Lyft executives have been leading advocates of an anti-ownership worldview, one they say is necessary to reduce emissions and traffic congestion. In 2016, company co-founder John Zimmer predicted car ownership would be dead in major cities by 2025, and this program is an effort to accelerate that shift.
Though he shied away from a specific time frame, Kapoor said, “It’s clear to me — I don’t know the year — we’ll reach a significant inflection point. We think this is the beginning.”

His comments came during remarks at a panel discussion here on “The Battle For Driverless Cars,” part of the Tech Talk series hosted by The New York Times.

Kapoor said the idea of bundling transportation services into a single payment follows broad consumer trends, and this isn’t Lyft’s first foray into that space. This year, the company rolled out a series of subscription plans which ranged from $199 per month for 30 rides to $399 per month for 60 rides.

But beyond testing new business models, he said, the company views both the “Ditch Your Car” and subscription programs as means to help deliver broader efficiencies across the transportation system. The company stated a goal of making half of all rides shared by 2020, and recent design changes to the Lyft app more prominently feature shared-ride options. Currently, 35 percent of Lyft rides are shared, according to Kapoor.

While vehicle sales remain robust and ride-hailing services account for a fraction of overall vehicle miles traveled, any attempt to upend traditional business models may come with trepidation by automakers and dealers. Though revenue streams may change, Kapoor said that doesn’t necessarily mean those groups will be left behind if a dramatic shift in transportation habits should further materialize.

“That doesn’t mean mobility providers and Detroit can’t do it; it’s just a significant change,” he said. “It’s about usage. How can you make a great business out of usage? You see this with Netflix and Spotify, and it’s coming to transportation. This is the time for Detroit to be agile.”


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The debate on car seats for taxis and ride-sharing services




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Like many parents in New York, Caroline Hwang doesn’t use a car seat when traveling with her son in a taxi.

“It’s a calculated risk, because you’re not going very fast and the chances of you being in a serious high-speed collision are pretty low,” she said.

Research from Virginia Tech University finds New York is among 35 states where cabs are exempt from laws that require young children to travel in a car seat. Except for Georgia, it’s not clear if ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are also exempt. In the other 15 states, children must have a car seat in all for-hire vehicles.

“There’s a lot of confusion that parents experience when they want to carry their children using rideshare services. The laws across the nation are inconsistent from state to state,” said Justin Owens with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Owens says in many states that require car seats, it’s not clear if the parent or driver needs to provide them.

“State legislatures really need to work on catching up the laws and regulations.”
In New York City, Uber will have a driver like Rafael Serrano provide a forward-facing car seat for an extra $10. Lyft has a similar program, but also, only in New York City.

“It’s super safe and reliable, so I’d rather have the kids safe than sorry you know,” Serrano said.

Uber and Lyft both tell us that drivers and riders in the rest of the country need to follow all local laws and drivers can turn down riders who do not provide a proper child safety seat.


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Voting Today Can Get You A Bunch Of Free Stuff




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Today is election day in the US and with comes not only an opportunity to exercise your civic responsibility, right and privilege, but also to get a bunch of free food and services. Although ideally people would vote even if they didn’t get a free side of fries in return, it’s good that people are going to get to the polls somehow.

Uber and Lyft are both offering discounts today, taking their political rivalry to the next level. Uber, you may remember, has been boycotted after showing inadvertent support for Trump.

The company declined to participate in a work stoppage that New York taxi drivers were engaged in to protest Trumps travel ban. Lyft became the service of choice for many people after the #deleteuber movement took hold. Now, both companies are offering deals on rides to the polls.

Uber’s is a discount only for first-time users if they put in a special election day code and Lyft is giving across the board 50% discounts for those going to vote.


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Global Taxi & Limousine Software Market Size – TaxiCaller, TaxiStartup, MTData




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