Lyft to launch statewide in Louisiana on 4th of July


Another ridesharing service is making its services available statewide in Louisiana.

Lyft will launch all across the state starting Thursday, just in time for the fourth of July holiday weekend.

“This is a great day for individuals across the state of Louisiana — for drivers and passengers — as they can now experience the multiple benefits of ridesharing,” said Eli Ackerman, Market Manager for Lyft Louisiana. “In every community in which ridesharing operates, it improves road safety, boosts local economies and provides a flexible earning opportunity to local residents. We thank the thousands of Louisiana residents who fought to bring these benefits to their neighborhoods and cities, and we look forward to becoming all of Louisiana’s ridesharing platform of choice.”

Previously, ridesharing companies were allowed to operate only in select cities in Louisiana. Suburban and rural areas will now have access to innovative transportation methods, and more people will have the opportunity to earn additional income through driving for Lyft.

Lyft’s statewide launch comes one day after Uber did the same thing.

For those interested in learning more about a flexible earning opportunity by becoming a Lyft driver, visit the Drive with Lyft page.

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