'Lyft' To Offer Discount On Rides For Healthcare Workers

Publish On: 26 Mar, 2020 03:07 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing company Lyft is providing free and discounted passes on bike-sharing for workers fighting the battle against coronavirus pandemic.

The ride-hail company is inviting certain workers in new york City, Boston, and Chicago to check-in for free of charge, one-month memberships or discounted trips.

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Lyft says it is also stepping up its cleaning procedures to make sure its bikes are appropriately sanitized between trips, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

This comes at a time when public transportation ridership continues to tank in most cities and ride-sharing isn't seen as a secure alternative either.

In New York, Citi Bike is offering free 30-day memberships for people that are employed in the sector of health care, public transportation, or as first responders, including city employees.

Health care services providers like hospitals and clinics are being instructed to email Lyft to get enrollment information that they will distribute to staff, the report added.

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The ridesharing company, Lyft operates over 664 cities in the United States of America. There is a separate app of the company and it offers rides on vehicles like scooters, bicycle sharing systems, apart from car rides. It also has a fool delivery services and is known to be the second-largest ridesharing company from the US, after Uber. It also has a market share worth 28%.