General Motors’ ride-sharing partner Lyft undertook a major expansion at the end of January when it expanded into 40 new American cities, with the goal to open in a further 100 markets by the end of 2017. The expansion comes after a ‘strong’ 2016 for the service in which Lyft provided 162.5 million rides, three times the number it conducted 2015. Additional cities will be announced as 2017 progresses, a spokesperson said. This is just the first wave of the Lyft expansion, she said, adding that by the end of the year Lyft will be in 300 U.S. cities with a collective population of 231 million people, up from its current potential customer base of 177 million people.
Lyft announced expansion to 40 new U.S. cities at the end of January.