IamA female Lyft driver in Los Angeles. Ask me almost anything.
For those unaware, Lyft is a ride-share app that began in San Francisco and has spread like wildfire. It's the more casual competitor to Uber, and the much-hated threat to taxi cartels everywhere. You download the Lyft app, then request a driver, and the driver picks you up.
Lyft has not escaped scrutiny, and definitely could be more transparent but for a lot of people who need extra income Lyft is a life savor. I've been Lyfting for a little over a month; I've completed about 200 rides and I have a rating of 4.89/5. I Lyft in Los Angeles and only LA.
Here is a screenshot of my driver portal screen. I can take a picture of the horrid pink mustache if anyone wants it.
Also, if you want to try Lyft, you can get your first ride free up to $25. Please message me to receive the code. Just a note - I get a small referral fee when people use that code, which is why I'm not linking it here since I don't want to be accused of doing this AMA for money.
So...go ahead. Ask your questions!
Edit: I have to go to work now and will be gone for like 10 hours cause there's no reception up there, so I will answer questions when I get back. Thanks!