Lyft to provide new ride-sharing feature for San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The ride-hailing company "Lyft" and San Diego community leaders will unveil a new branch to the service Friday.
“Lyft Line” will allow customers to get a discount for sharing their rides with others. According to Lyft, passengers can get up to 60 percent off their normal fares for using the share feature—even if they can’t find another passenger.
Uber, Lyft’s competitor, says they already offer a ride-share option for San Diego.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and alternative transit advocates are scheduled to attend the Lyft announcement.
Ride-hailing companies have been facing criticism recently for problems with security and impacts on the traditional taxi industry. Los Angeles city records show that the number of taxi trips in the region has fallen by about 30 percent since Lyft and Uber began business there in 2013, according to the LA Times.