For Lyft, 100 is the magic number.
The ride-hailing service is expanding to 10 more locations in the US, including some college towns in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as throughout Maine, the company said Thursday.
This means Lyft has already reached its year-end goal of adding more than 100 locales — in less than three months — bringing its overall total to 300 nationwide.
“This puts us nine months ahead of schedule in our rapid growth plan,” Jaime Raczka, Lyft’s head of early-stage markets and expansion, said in a statement. The announcement comes about two weeks after Lyft said it would grow to 54 locations, its largest expansion to date.
Lyft’s news also comes as rival Uber continues a downward spiral. In the past few weeks, there have been reports of sexual harassment allegations, claims of a vicious company culture and a key executive resigning. Last week, CEO Travis Kalanick admitted he needs to “grow up,” after a video went viral showing him in a heated exchange with an Uber driver about decreasing fares and low pay. Kalanick said Tuesday that he’s looking for a chief operating officer to help run the company.
Lyft, however, still remains second to Uber, which is in more than 450 cities worldwide.
Lyft riders can now get a lift in Gainesville and Tallahassee, Florida; Lawton and Stillwater, Oklahoma; El Paso, Beaumont, Waco, Killeen and McAllen, Texas; as well as greater Maine.