Car ride service Lyft is scheduled to launch in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City on Friday, July 11th, at 7PM local time. Lyft previously did not officially service New York City.
Brooklyn and Queens are vastly underserved by public transit options compared to the rest of New York City. In fact, just one of New York’s 23 subway lines passes solely between boroughs, and 95% of taxi pickups happen in Manhattan or a local airport.
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