Need a Lyft somewhere? - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Need a Lyft somewhere?

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • 'It was only an accident'; woman arrested for allegedly raping pre-teen boy

    'It was only an accident'; woman arrested for allegedly raping pre-teen boy

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:51:08 GMT
    Arnesha Louis, 21 (Source: KATC/SPSO)Arnesha Louis, 21 (Source: KATC/SPSO)

    A woman is behind bars in connection with the rape of a young boy.

    More >>

    A woman is behind bars in connection with the rape of a young boy.

    More >>
  • Woman with MS says Delta staff tied her to wheelchair with blanket

    Woman with MS says Delta staff tied her to wheelchair with blanket

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:50 AM EDT2018-04-25 08:50:24 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 5:03 AM EDT2018-04-25 09:03:06 GMT
    A woman with multiple sclerosis said Delta employees tied her to a chair with a blanket when they didn't have one with straps. (Source: WSB/CNN/Family photo)A woman with multiple sclerosis said Delta employees tied her to a chair with a blanket when they didn't have one with straps. (Source: WSB/CNN/Family photo)

    A woman with multiple sclerosis said Delta employees tied her to a chair with a blanket when they didn't have one with straps.

    More >>

    A woman with multiple sclerosis said Delta employees tied her to a chair with a blanket when they didn't have one with straps.

    More >>
  • First Alert School Closings: See full list here

    First Alert School Closings: See full list here

    Thursday, February 15 2018 5:44 AM EST2018-02-15 10:44:18 GMT

    See full list of school delays and closings here. 

    More >>

    See full list of school delays and closings here. 

    More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

It all starts with your smart phone. Lyft is an app you download and the home screen allows you to see where the nearest drivers are. To request a ride from those drivers, you just hit a button.

You may have seen cars cruising the Glass City with fuzzy pink mustaches. They're all part of the new ridesharing program.

"It's awesome. People contact me for rides and I pick them up," said Shayna Lohbauer, Lyft driver.

People from the Toledo area can sign up to be drivers with Lyft. The company then does criminal and traffic background checks and inspects their car. If they pass, they'll start showing up on your phone as an available driver.

Lohbauer says the program has only been in Toledo for about two weeks, but it already has traction.

"I've taken people to go job hunting, I've taken people to coffee shops, to restaurants, everywhere, wherever they need to go," said Lohbauer.

You need to attach a Facebook profile and credit card to your account before using the app. Lohbauer says she does this as a second job and that the best part isn't the money.

"Definitely meeting new people. The conversations you can have in such a short period of time is just incredible," said Lohbauer.

Lyft operates in 60 US cities. Company leaders say they chose Toledo as one of those cities because of the strong community roots, hometown pride, and number of people who rely heavily on their own cars to get around

In terms of regulation Lyft representatives say the peer-to-peer business model does not fit into existing regulations for taxis and limos.

To learn more visit lyft.com

Follow Toledo News Now:

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watchthis story. Downloadour app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now.All rights reserved.

 

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Chair of Water Quality and Sustainability reacts to Toledoan Gripe with TAWA

    Chair of Water Quality and Sustainability reacts to Toledoan Gripe with TAWA

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:41:52 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Some Toledoans spoke out about their concerns with the Toledo Area Water Authority (TAWA). Urging the Mayor's Office and City Council to consider how they feel TAWA is currently proposed isn't acceptable. Nick Komives is the chair of the water quality and sustainability committee. He tells WTOL that right now... if the city council were to vote on the ordinance for the Toledo Area Water Authority ... he predicts it wouldn't pass, eight to four. Komive...

    More >>

    Some Toledoans spoke out about their concerns with the Toledo Area Water Authority (TAWA). Urging the Mayor's Office and City Council to consider how they feel TAWA is currently proposed isn't acceptable. Nick Komives is the chair of the water quality and sustainability committee. He tells WTOL that r

    More >>
  • Michigan High School pull chilling mock crash

    Michigan High School pull chilling mock crash

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:40:02 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The drunk-driving crash simulation at St. Mary's Catholic Central High School was roughly 40 minutes starting from the point the witnesses called 911.

    More >>

    The drunk-driving crash simulation at St. Mary's Catholic Central High School was roughly 40 minutes starting from the point the witnesses called 911.

    More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Bright and beautiful Thursday, nice weekend ahead

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Bright and beautiful Thursday, nice weekend ahead

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It will be chilly overnight. Winds will be near calm with lows in the 30s.

    More >>

    It will be chilly overnight. Winds will be near calm with lows in the 30s.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly