The rideshare company Lyft launched in the Rio Grande Valley today, according to a company news release.

The rideshare company Lyft launched in the Rio Grande Valley today, according to a company news release.

Popular in major metropolitan areas, companies such as Lyft provide shared rides on short notice using an app on your cell phone.

New passengers can use the code LYFTLOVE17 to receive $5 off their first Lyft ride. Lyft is available in McAllen, Harlingen and Edinburg.

The car rides are provided by drivers who work on their own flexible schedule. To become a driver, visit the “Drive with Lyft” page.

How Lyft Works:

1. Request: Whether you’re riding solo or with friends, you’ve got options. Just tap request and a driver’s there.

2. Ride: After just a few taps in the Lyft app, a carefully-screened driver will be on their way to you — just set your pickup point.

3. Pay: When the ride ends, just pay and rate your driver through your phone.

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