Lyft Picks Up First Customers in San Diego

Posted: Jul. 10th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Hailing from San Francisco and mired already in legal and regulatory troubles elsewhere, the Lyft ride sharing service is pressing on and opening for business in San Diego. With San Diego starved for cars and lacking a comprehensive mass transit pipeline on the scale of the BART, conditions seem perfect for the rapidly expanding company to thrive.

On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft is looking to make more of an impact in Southern California, with a launch in San Diego and increased community efforts in Los Angeles. That’ll open a new market for the company and hopefully quell some regulatory issues that it’s faced in another of the cities it operates in.

First, the launch: Lyft has officially opened for business in San Diego, which will be the company’s sixth market since launching in San Francisco a little more than a year ago. After a successful run here, the startup has been busy expanding into other cities, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and Boston.


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