Lyft latest ride-hailing service to come to Tri-Cities

Lyft joins Uber in having ride-hailing drivers available in Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam residents will have another ride-hailing service to call starting next week.

Mayor Brad West told The Tri-City News today (Friday) that Lyft will begin operations Monday in Port Coquitlam.

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The news comes after Port Coquitlam city council gave three bylaw readings Tuesday to a inter-municipal business licence for ride-hailing businesses; that licence is due to come into force region-wide on April 1.

Currently, Uber is the only ride-hailing service operating in the Tri-Cities.

"I'm very pleased that our residents will have another option to get around safety," West said. "Our city was a leader in advocating for a single regional licence as a common sense approach. We're now reaping the benefits of that in additional service for Port Coquitlam residents."

Based in San Francisco, Lyft has drivers in about 600 cities in the U.S. and a dozen in Canada.

A Lyft spokesperson said the company would share more information about its Metro Vancouver operations on Monday.

Meanwhile, Coquitlam city council will consider a report that night to move the first three readings on its ride-hailing intermunicipal licence bylaw.

A request for comment from Port Moody was not immediately returned.




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