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Councilmember Ryan Mello Speaks in Support of Ridesharing Services Uber and Lyft on KIRO Radio

By Erik Bjornson

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(Here is the end of the first known Lyft ride in Tacoma.  Morgan Alexander with Lyft driver Titus, a licensed professional chauffeur driver, in front of Tacoma Brewing Company.)

After years of waiting, it appear that the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft are finally going to be coming to Tacoma.  In fact, Lyft is already operating in Tacoma.

Uber is already in 36 of the largest cities in the United States and 30 countries around the world.

The ridesharing services delayed coming into Tacoma, because of Tacoma’s relatively small size.

However, now Lyft has expanded fully in the Puget Sound area and covers the region from Parkland in the south to Shoreline north of Seattle to the west as far as Bremerton and to the east as far as Sammamish and dozens of cities in between.

Here is their coverage map:

Lyft coverage of Tacoma Seattle

Lyft coverage of Tacoma Seattle

Below is an interview councilmember Ryan Mello gave with Kiro Radio recently in strong support of the ridesharing services coming to Tacoma.

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.Here, Conan O’Brien demonstrates how to use Lyft, which is currently active in Tacoma:

Of course, to use Uber or Lyft, you need to download their app on your smartphone.

Bonus video: How to use Lyft:


 

published March 17th, 2014

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