Rideshare programs like Lyft are a convenient way to get around. Now it appears that they’re a good way to spread some wealth around as well. An economic impact report released by the company indicates that Lyft passengers generated an additionalfor local businesses in Newark.
The report also created a profile of Newark Lyft drivers and passengers, including:
29 percent of Lyft passengers use Lyft to connect with public transit;
30 percent of passengers use Lyft to get around when public transit does not operate;
64 percent of drivers identify with a minority group;
71 percent of drivers are the primary earners for their household;
22 percent of rides start in low-income areas.