Starting this Friday evening, Lyft users will be able to request rides in Brooklyn and Queens, with further expansion to other New York boroughs in the potential mix.
“Now, residents and visitors looking to travel in between boroughs, get a ride to the closest subway station, or head out for a night on the town can easily request a safe and friendly ride,” Lyft said in a release.
Lyft may be slightly ahead of Uber in terms of funding, but the services are in fierce competition for car app supremacy. Additionally, Uber just cut their prices by 20 percent in New York, bringing the price of an UberX ride to just below most city cab rides.
Maybe this new expansion will even the playing field a bit.