Popular ride-share service 'Lyft' coming to Bismarck, other ND cities

Popular ride-share service 'Lyft' coming to Bismarck, other ND cities

Popular ride-share service 'Lyft' coming to Bismarck, other ND cities

The service officially launches at 12 p.m. Thursday for those cities.

It marks the first smartphone-driven ride-hailing service in Bismarck and Grand Forks, and gives Fargo residents another option besides traditional taxis and Uber, which arrived in Fargo in May 2015.

The California-based company's latest expansion is its largest to date, according to a company press release.

Other Georgia cities in which the company has drivers are Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Gilroy, LaGrange, Marietta and Savannah. Propelled by the activity, Lyft likely believes now is the time to strike and move beyond major cities and more into less dense areas. "Now millions more people across the US have access to reliable, affordable transportation".

"This means that starting today at noon, Huntington residents will able to request a Lyft for a safe, affordable ride with the touch of a button", said Mary Caroline, a communications spokesperson for Lyft, in a prepared statement.

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In addition to Worcester, Lyft is launching MA service in Springfield, Amherst and Pittsfield.

Another app ride service is coming to North Dakota.

Anyone interested in becoming a driver for Lyft can apply online. Just request and go. But an estimate calculator indicates trips to Auburn, Ala., are in the coverage zone as well. Multiple stops can be made on the ride, however, meaning if someone else needs to be picked up along the way, they can be.

Lyft still trails Uber despite its aggressive expansion efforts.

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