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Lyft app goes live in Shreveport

Shreveport Lyft driver accepting a new ride. (Source: Eric Pointer/ KSLA News 12) Shreveport Lyft driver accepting a new ride. (Source: Eric Pointer/ KSLA News 12)
(Source: Eric Pointer/ KSLA News 12) (Source: Eric Pointer/ KSLA News 12)
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Lyft is now operating in the Shreveport area.

The ride-sharing service confirmed the launch to KSLA News 12 in an email. 

Shreveport is also now on Lyft's website as a city in which the service operates. They have a dedicated page where residents can see a map of the operating area and estimate trip costs.

To celebrate the arrival of Lyft, new passengers can use a special code LYFTLOVE17 to receive $5 off their first ride.

This launch comes after City Council members removed a liability clause from the city's regulations. They got rid of the hold-harmless clause last month.

Hold-harmless is an agreement that requires a company to absolve the city of any liability if the company or one of its employees causes harm to another.

Earlier this week, anyone who downloaded the app would see the following message:

The link "Earn money driving" directed people to the Lyft Driver app.

Interested drivers can view the “Drive with Lyft” page to learn more about becoming part of the Lyft community.

"We're excited to bring Lyft's affordable, reliable rides to Shreveport as we continue to grow across Louisiana. Whether you use Lyft while enjoying a night out, attending one of the many festivals, or planning a day-long casino and shopping excursion, we look forward to being a part of the community for years to come," said Lyft's Head of Early Stage Markets and Expansion Jaime Raczka.

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