…Users download the app, connect it to a credit card account, and call for a ride. Nearby drivers, who undergo an interview process and a DMV and background check, can come pick them up and give them a ride for a fare that’s slightly cheaper than usual cab fare. The service launched two months ago and has more than 100 drivers, all within San Francisco.
…When users finish their Lyft ride, they’re given a suggested price on their phone based on travel distance and time in the car. Riders can tap to accept and have money taken from their credit card or adjust the price and pay what they want. Lyft takes 20 percent of the payment for administrative costs.
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