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Lyft is testing a new feature just in time for a Friday night. With the name

Alright dressed and where to go? Let Lyft decide! New feature lets you choose popular destinations from other nearby passengers

  • Lyft testing new feature in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
  • Let users see and choose other passenger drop-off locations in the area.
  • The idea is to let you know what's going on inside and outside your city.

Lyft is testing a new feature just in time for a Friday night.

Named "Popular Destination", you can explore your city by choosing from a list of popular landing places for other passengers.

These "points of interest" include everything from bars to street markets and cafes – telling you what's going on in your area.

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Lyft is testing a new feature just in time for a Friday night. Named "Popular Destination", you can explore your city by choosing from a list of popular landing places for other passengers.

For the selected group of users, they should see "Trend Destinations" below the bar where the destination is placed.

The new feature, first reported by Mashable, is currently only available to Lyft members in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and there is no information on when it will be released to the masses.

But Mashable noted that the feature should be launched in more cities in the future.

Trend targeting may not be available to everyone, but Lyft has released another feature today.

The company has partnered with several nonprofit organizations to offer free tours to people starting a new job.

With its recently announced Job Access Program, Lyft says it intends to help bridge a transport gap that may prevent some people from holding steady jobs.

"For reliable, unemployed transportation for a job interview or for the first few weeks of work, it can mean the difference between long-term successful employment and missed opportunities," the company wrote in a press release.

"That's why we've partnered with a number of leading national and local workforce development organizations to offer free or discounted travel to people on the job path."

Lyft's Job Access Program will offer people at various stages of job search or start-up free transportation (Photo file)

Lyft's Job Access Program will offer people at various stages of job search or start-up free transportation (Photo file)

Among the groups, the Lyft program is designed to help veterans, people with disabilities, and people living in low-income areas.

Lyft says 44% of its trips start or end in & # 39; low-income areas & # 39 ;.

The program will cover round trips to training programs, interviews and the first three weeks of work, until a new worker receives his or her first salary.

Program partners include United Way, The USO, Goodwill, National Down Syndrome Society, and more.

The program is being launched in over 35 markets in the US and Canada.

Residents in 34 Northern California counties will be eligible for two free trips of up to $ 15 in value if they are going to a power outage center (Photo file)

Residents in 34 Northern California counties will be eligible for two free trips of up to $ 15 in value if they are going to a power outage center (Photo file)

"These partnerships are a critical lifeline for many communities and people with nontraditional working hours, accommodating geographic regions and time periods that are often challenging to serve in traditional fixed-route traffic," writes Lyft.

Lyft, like its colleague Uber, has been criticized in recent months following several controversies, including deficiencies in dealing with sexual harassment by its drivers.

A lawsuit filed in April also alleges that the company did not provide disabled vehicles to customers in the California Bay area.

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