Lyft’s ridership already tops ’16 total
DETROIT — Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it capitalized on missteps at Uber.
The company said ridership through June surpassed the 162.5 million rides it gave in all of 2016. A spokesman wouldn’t give an exact number.
Lyft has made its gains in part at the expense of its much larger rival. Some riders boycotted Uber after the company tweeted that “Surge pricing has been turned off at JFK Airport” when New York taxi drivers refused to pick up travelers there in protest of President Donald Trump’s first order on immigration. There also were reports of widespread sexual harassment at Uber’s headquarters.
Lyft wouldn’t comment on Uber but said it added 160 U.S. cities this year. The company operates only in the U.S.
Uber says it’s given more than 5 billion rides since 2010.