Post Tagged with: "lyft"

@BID2RIDE/INSTAGRAM | Bid2Ride lets riders set a price that they want to pay, which drivers can see and then accept, a system that the company hopes will lowers prices.

New Ride-Hail App Promises Lower Prices

Bid2Ride, a new ride-share comparison app that allows users to place bids on prices for ride-share options, launched its flagship service in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17 despite lacking an application to operate through the D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles. Bid2Ride lets riders set a destination and shows them the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ROCHELLE VAYNTRUB FOR THE HOYA | Capital Bikeshare rolled out e-bikes as part of a pilot program in September 2018. Many riders reported injuries from overly strong brakes.

Brake Issues Prompt Capital Bikeshare E-Bike Recall

After users experienced multiple injuries because of brake issues, Capital Bikeshare is temporarily pulling its electric bikes from Washington, D.C. Capital Bikeshare’s parent company, Lyft, announced the change on the Capital Bikeshare website April 14 in a statement responding to rider reports of excessively strong bike brakes. Lyft has pulled[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
OWEN EAGAN/THE HOYA
Traffic flows by Georgetown University on Canal Road. Lyft offers a new luxury service allowing customers to ride in comfort and style.

Lyft Unveils Luxury Service in D.C.

Ride-sharing company Lyft introduced a new service in Washington, D.C. last week called Lyft Premier, which promises riders comfort, style and consistency in luxury sedans and SUVs in the midst of an extensive overhaul of the D.C. metro system. The service, which costs roughly twice as much as a standard[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESTY SPLIT
Split offers budget rides in Washington, D.C.’s core. The startup launched in May and its ridership has grown about about 75% monthly.

Alum’s Rideshare App Competes in Crowded Marketplace

Ario Keshani (SFS ’05) wants to change the way Washingtonians think about city transportation. His startup app Split allows users to call for cars and save money by sharing rides with strangers who are traveling in the same direction, similar to Uber’s microtransit platform, UberPool, which launched in the District[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Uber’s Risky Business

Uber’s Risky Business

In this age of convenience, ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar fit seamlessly into students’ lives. With few apparent drawbacks besides cost, Uber has gone unquestioned as many Georgetown students’ transportation method of choice, especially on weekends and on evenings when public transit is unavailable and taxis are[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top