Lyft’s new service lets your office pay on your commute
Now that carpooling providers have made ridesharing low cost sufficient to make use of for day-to-day commuting, would not it’s good in case your office might simply pay for that ridesharing? Apparently, Lyft thinks so — it is launching Lyft for Work, an initiative that lets corporations purchase credit on your app-based mostly transportation. The choice permits for both one-time codes (say, for job interviews) or month-to-month balances. Your employer can restrict the credit to sure experience tiers, corresponding to Lyft Line, and even decide the place you are allowed to go on the company dime. Chances are you’ll get a free journey to the workplace or a vacation get together, however you will in all probability should pay for some barhopping.
This system is getting off to a modest begin. A complete of 29 corporations are utilizing Lyft for Work from day one, together with Adobe, Stripe and Yelp. Extra possible than not, you will have to persuade administration into signing up. It additionally is sensible solely in areas the place Lyft is especially in style, like San Francisco; a month-to-month stability will not assist a lot if you cannot often hail a automotive in a well timed trend. If every part falls into place, although, chances are you’ll keep away from commuting prices with out dropping the perks of a personal automotive.