Lyft’s Latest Expansion to 40 Full States Could Mean More Driver Bonuses
Earlier this year, Lyft announced its forthcoming expansion to more than 100 cities in 2017.
Well, it looks like the popular ride-sharing platform said, “Screw cities. Let’s take over whole states.”
OK, the company didn’t say exactly that, but it did say Lyft would be available in 32 more whole states, meaning 40 states now have full coverage.
The states include (Don’t hold your breath.): Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
What does this mean for folks in these states?
Well, people who live in even the tiniest rural corners in any of these 40 states can now get a ride, though wait time may vary.
It also means Americans have more money-makin’ opportunities, because Lyft says its platform now covers more than 94% of the U.S.
Those in rural areas finally have a chance to sign up to drive — and they might not have to venture Lord knows how far down the highway to the nearest town to pick up a rider.
Rural drivers will also have the opportunity to earn sign-on bonuses.
If you’re new to Lyft and interested in seeing how much you could make in a week as a driver, this nifty calculator will give you a good estimate.
Then, see who pops up to request a ride in your newly included area.
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.