Lyft

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
December 30, 2019 - 12:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lyft is offering $10 off any two rides for users on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day in Buffalo. Thousands of people are expected to converge in Downtown Buffalo for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. Buffalo was one of the cities in the state to receive the...
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Brendan Keany
June 06, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra was recently named Liberty Cab's COO by company founder and president Bill Yuhnke, and he says he's ready to be creative and innovative in what has become a competitive industry. "Obviously, the industry is going through a...
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May 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Ridesharing is about to turn one in New York State. How has the impact been for riders, drivers, and cab companies? Liberty Cab President Bill Yuhnke tells us that in the past year he's seen drivers leave for Uber and Lyft, and then come back to driving cabs. "That happened...
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WBEN Photo/Brian Mazurowski
March 29, 2018 - 2:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, ride sharing services have not lowered DWI numbers in Erie County. In fact, the numbers have gone up. Poloncarz wrote the following message on Facebook: Interesting statistics from Erie County's Central Police Services show...
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Tom Puckett
January 23, 2018 - 3:08 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After we learned of Uber's top ten destination list in Western New York last week, Lyft is releasing its top ten dropoff points since ridesharing began last summer. Once again, the Buffalo Airport is at the top of the list. In second was the Buffalo Greyhound bus station, also...
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Tom Puckett
December 29, 2017 - 6:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There's a change of heart for Liberty Yellow Cab with regards to New Year's Eve and Buffalo. The company appears to have backed off on its boycott threat. In a post on its Facebook page, Liberty Cab says it "will service all Western NY including the city of Buffalo for pick up/...
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WBEN Photo/Brian Mazurowski
(AP) Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced last week, Uber is giving drivers a chance to make more money in...
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Dave Debo
July 07, 2017 - 5:35 am
(WBEN) It's been a week since Uber and Lyft started operating in greater Buffalo and an expected gap in its rural - even suburban - coverage is emerging. Two quick examples one week after the ridesharing services started operations in Greater Buffalo: East Aurora, 10 pm- Three Uber cars in...
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Mike Baggerman
July 06, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While meeting with the members of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday, officials from the NFTA defended their fees for Uber and Lyft drivers who use the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The current agreement where Uber would pay a flat fee of $180,000 while Lyft...
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Dave Debo
July 06, 2017 - 6:13 am
(WBEN) During the region's first weekend with ridesharing, DWI arrests in Erie County rose slightly, but county officials say that doesn't necessarily debunk the argument that Uber and Lyft can help reduce drunk driving. "The numbers would suggest something a little different than what you might...
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