LYFT’S RIDERSHIP ALREADY SURPASSES ALL OF 2016
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 by Uber.
Ridership through June surpassed the record 162.5 million rides it gave in all of 2016, Lyft said Monday. A spokeswoman didn’t give an exact number.
Lyft also announced former Obama administration senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as the board’s 10th member.
Uber has been without a CEO since June when company co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down under pressure from the board. The departure took place after investigations by outside law firms uncovered widespread sexual harassment at the company. The company is under federal investigation for allegedly using software to thwart city inspectors who were trying to monitor its drivers.
The reported front runner, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, announced on Thursday that she would not take the job. — The Associated Press