The Lyft City Works program was announced last year and it entailed that the ride-hailing company will be setting aside $50 million or 1% of its profits per year--depending on which sum is larger. This fund is intended "to pay for projects like discounted rides for the homeless and better bike infrastructure." As a result, Lyft creates a ride-hailing service that takes into consideration very important needs like those of the environment, as well as economic disparity among social classes.
The Lyft City Works program is operating on "three overreaching pillars" and its implementation varies from city to city. One of the factors is the mission to provide transportation for those who need it most. Another is the support of transportation infrastructure and the final one revolves around the commitments to sustainability for the brand.
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