July 23, 2017

Lyft drivers can get pick-me-up, vehicle certifications at new Phoenix service center

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Lyft opened a service center in Phoenix on June 22, 2017. The center is a place where people can apply for jobs, drivers can take a break, and vehicles can get certified. Wochit Lyft opened a service center for its thousands of Arizona drivers on Thursday, offering a facility where they can get themselves and their vehicles certified to drive for the ride-sharing company.

The 3,800-square-foot facility in an office park south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has about a dozen employees now and will have about 20 by year-end, said Drena Kusari, Lyft Southwest region general manager.

They help would-be drivers get signed up to pick up riders through the Lyft network. The center also serves as a break room for drivers.

“This fosters the sense of community that sets Lyft apart as a company,” Kusari said at the opening ceremony. Lyft: $40M economic benefit in 2016

She said the company had a $40 million economic benefit to the regional economy last year by promoting travel through its services.

The analysis calculated the average amount of time saved by using Lyft compared with the next most convenient travel option. Travel time was calculated to be worth half the average hourly wage […]

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