Lyft goes to Canada, its first time outdoors U.S.

Lyft is making its first cease outdoors of the U.S.

On Monday, the ride-hailing firm introduced it is going to start working in Toronto.

Lyft didn’t give a particular date for when it will come to the Canadian metropolis, however famous it will be there in time for the vacations.

“We have been wanting ahead to taking our model of ridesharing worldwide for a while,” the corporate stated in a weblog publish.

Beforehand, Lyft operated internationally via partnerships with native ride-sharing firms, like Seize in Southeast Asia and Didi in China.

Related: Lyft shows just how serious it is about self-driving cars

Lyft didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The transfer comes as its competitor Uber continues to face challenges overseas. The corporate is interesting London’s choice to pull its license after the town’s transport authority stated Uber was not “match and correct” to function there.

Uber additionally thought of pulling out of Quebec. The corporate was working within the Canadian province below a authorities pilot mission, which was renewed with stricter requirement. For instance, Quebec desires drivers to finish 35 hours of coaching, which Uber stated was not possible for a lot of of its drivers who produce other jobs and solely drive for the service part-time.

However final month, the corporate said it will proceed to function in Quebec for now and hopes to barter with the brand new transport minister in regards to the new rules.

Uber already operates in Toronto.

Final month, Lyft announced a $1 billion funding spherical led by Google father or mother firm Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30).

CNNMoney (New York) First printed November 13, 2017: 9:01 AM ET

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