Tag: Lyft

New GoMonrovia Pricing Takes Effect June 1
News

New GoMonrovia Pricing Takes Effect June 1

In an effort to make GoMonrovia financially sustainable—the program currently faces a budget deficit— city staff will implement the following program adjustments to bring GoMonrovia costs in-line with available revenues: Institute a price shift of $1.50 for shared and regular rides. 50 cents for shared ride for any ride to/from Old Town and the Gold…

Additional GoMonrovia Pricing Shift May Be Needed to Stabilize Program
News

Additional GoMonrovia Pricing Shift May Be Needed to Stabilize Program

The Monrovia City Council held a Study Session on April 16 to review the progress being made with the GoMonrovia Lyft Stabilization Plan that council authorized in December 2018. Multiple levers were included in the plan to adjust to help make the GoMonrovia program financially sustainable in the long term. These levers have included implementing new prices…

Have You Taken Advantage of the GoMonrovia Program?
News

Have You Taken Advantage of the GoMonrovia Program?

Monrovia city staff worked with representatives from Lyft to lead a workshop earlier this month on how to use the GoMonrovia program. About 40 people participated in the event and learned how to download the Lyft app, apply the GoMonrovia promo code, and request a shared or standard ride. In addition, the city’s partners at…

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors
Community

Lyft 101 for Monrovia Seniors

By Susan Motander Monrovia has had its Lyft subsidized ride program for several months, but not all the community is using the program as effectively as possible and some may even be intimidated to use the system. To alleviate the fears and teach more members of the community how to use the system to get around…

Lyft in Monrovia is Almost Too Successful
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Lyft in Monrovia is Almost Too Successful

  By Susan Motander After a three-month trial period, Lyft and LimeBike are a success. In fact Lyft is, perhaps, too successful. Monrovians are using the new, subsidized transportation system to such a level that the city was set to run out of designated transportation funds before the end of the year. To prevent the end of…

How Safe Is Uber? Does it Depend on Gender?
Lifestyle

How Safe Is Uber? Does it Depend on Gender?

It’s shorthand for the potential danger faced by women using app-based, ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. And if you’re already dismissing how dangerous it can be, you’ve obviously missed the rash of headlines like these from across the country. – “Uber Driver Charged With Rape Ordered Held After Dangerousness Hearing” (Boston Globe, August 2016)…

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