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Lyft announces major 54-city expansion

Staff Writer | February 23, 2017
Lyft has announced their largest city expansion to date, with 54 cities now offering the company's ride-hailing services.
Taxi   The newest expansion
Lyft allows users to request a ride with a "carefully-screened" driver in just a few taps on their smartphone app. Users input a pick-up location and destination, enter the number of people riding and request a driver.

Fares for the rides vary depending on the time of day, distance travelled and number of passengers.

The service officially launches at 12 p.m. Thursday for those cities.

The newest expansion means Lyft is now available in more than 300 cities worldwide.

"In just the first two months of 2017, we've introduced Lyft to nearly 100 new cities, thanks in large part to today's launch," Jaime Raczka, Head of Early Stage Markets and Expansion said.

"We look forward to continuing this rapid momentum, bringing Lyft's safe, affordable rides to even more cities this year."