Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Provides Responsible Rides and Discounts for Fourth of July in Summerlin Area

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Provides Responsible Rides and Discounts for Fourth of July in Summerlin Area
Lyft pledges up to $20,000 in free ride credit

The Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities wants patriotic passengers to celebrate Fourth of July responsibly by providing up to $20,000 in free Lyft ride credits. New and existing users can plan ahead and request a designated driver on demand in the Summerlin area with code ‘SUMMERLINRIDE’ for $5 off of two rides from Tuesday, July 3 through Thursday, July 5.

 
Catch a Lyft and celebrate America’s birthday with activities all day long, including:
  • The 24th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade on Hillpoint Road and Hills Center Drive in the Trails Village of Summerlin at 9 a.m.
  • A special performance from the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Star Spangled Spectacular at TPC Summerlin at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks presented by Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin® at 9 p.m.
“Fourth of July is a holiday that brings our nation together, and we want to provide a responsible ride sharing option for the thousands of locals and tourists that celebrate in Summerlin,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager. “We can’t thank our coalition members enough for their ongoing support and generous contributions.”
ABOUT LYFT
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population and Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
ABOUT LAS VEGAS COALITION FOR ZERO FATALITIES
Launched in 2018, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities’ year-long campaign is dedicated to eliminating DUI related fatalities by increasing the visibility and accessibility of safe ride alternatives. Compromised of community leaders, members include City of Las Vegas, Downtown Project, Downtown Summerlin, Entercom Communications, Fremont Street Experience , Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada Highway Patrol, PT’s Entertainment Group, Topgolf Las Vegas, and Zero Fatalities. The inaugural initiative on New Year’s Eve weekend led to a 15 percent decline in DUI arrests year-over-year, the first decrease reported in five years.

Lyft Provide Responsible Rides for Memorial Day Weekend with Topgolf and Las Vegas Monorail

 

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Provides Responsible Rides and Deals for Memorial Day Weekend
Lyft pledges $20,000 in free ride credit

 As the clubs, pools and concert venues prepare for one of the biggest weekends of the year, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities wants partygoers to celebrate responsibly with free ride credit. New and existing users can plan ahead and request a designated driver on demand with code ‘MEMORIAL18’ for $5 off two rides from May 25-28.

Coalition members will add to the weekend deals and festivities with $5 off two and three-day unlimited ride passes on the Las Vegas Monorail available at tix.lvmonorail.com/Lyft5, as well as 20 percent off golf play for locals with a Nevada ID at Topgolf Las Vegas.

“Las Vegas is one of the best places to celebrate Memorial Day and we want to provide options for the thousands of locals and tourists to celebrate responsibly whether that’s on or off the Strip,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager. “We can’t thank our coalition members enough for their ongoing support and generous contributions.”

About Lyft
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

Las Vegas Monorail to Stay Open for 43 Hours Straight for New Year’s Revelers, Offers Lyft Credit for Visitors, $1 Fair for Locals

 

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL TO STAY OPEN 43 HOURS STRAIGHT FOR NEW YEAR’S REVELERS, OFFERS LYFT CREDIT FOR VISITORS, $1 FARES FOR LOCALS  

Each year, the Monorail is the only motorized form of transportation available along the Las Vegas Strip for the New Year’s Eve holiday. 

 

The Las Vegas Monorail will remain open and running around the clock from 7 a.m. New Year’s Eve, continuously through New Year’s Day and until 2 a.m. on January 2, 2018, for a total of 43 straight hours. Last year, more than 300,000 people gathered along the Las Vegas Strip, which shuts down to automobile traffic from approximately 5:45 p.m. New Year’s Eve night until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. With streets closed off, the Monorail is the only motorized form of transportation available along the Strip on New Year’s Eve.

The Monorail offers several incentives this New Year’s Eve for revelers seeking to use the system to traverse the Strip: 

  • Anyone who purchases an unlimited-ride pass on the Monorail can receive $5 in Lyft credit, enabling them to extend their journey beyond the 3.9-mile route. This offer is perfect for visitors who want to enjoy the Strip on New Year’s Eve, but are staying in Downtown Las Vegas of anywhere else off-Strip. Unlimited-ride passes may be purchased  here.
  • Monorail riders who do not plan to use Lyft and who wish to purchase any unlimited-ride pass can use this link to receive 10 percent off.
  • In conjunction with the newly launched Anti-DUI Coalition, new and existing Lyft users can also use this link  to receive $5 off two Lyft rides on New Year’s Eve between Dec 31, 2017 7 a.m. and Jan 1, 2018 12:01 p.m. while supplies last. 
  • Finally, locals can purchase $1 one-way local tickets on New Year’s Eve from any Monorail ticket office, which will stay open until 11 p.m. that night. Locals must present a Nevada ID to receive the discount. 

“We’re happy to extend our hours so New Year’s revelers can celebrate worry-free throughout the night on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, Las Vegas Monorail. “Together with Lyft and the other Anti-DUI Coalition partners, our goal is to make it easy, convenient and safe for those who want be out and about that night without having to worry about drinking and driving.”

The Monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ and SLS Las Vegas. Two more stations are located at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Resort & Casino.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.

LYFTing EDC riders to new heights with safe rides

Lyft Partners with the Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation for Safe Rides During EDC

 

As hundreds of thousands of people prepare for Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) June 16-18 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lyft Las Vegas and the Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation are urging partygoers to ride safe. The first 2,000 new and existing users can use code ‘RIDEEDC’ for 50% off two rides, up to $8 off per ride to and from the Speedway.

“We want everyone to have a great time at EDC and there is no excuse for impaired driving, especially when there are safe alternatives,” said Tom Kovach, executive director for the Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation. “We are so pleased to partner with Lyft Las Vegas in their continuing efforts to keep our community safe this EDC weekend.”

“EDC is a truly epic weekend, but can be stressful with driving there, finding a place to park, and then getting home after a long night of dancing and music,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager. “Lyft offers multiple tools to ensure a hassle-free night – you can schedule your ride ahead of time, grab all of your friends and split a Lyft Plus, or take Lyft Premier for a truly VIP experience!”

ABOUT LYFT
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF LVMPD FOUNDATION
The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation was established in 1999 as the non-profit charitable umbrella for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Donations to the Foundation help fund LVMPD-related programs that prevent crime, save lives, and make our County a safer place to live, work and visit. Programs and funding supported by the Foundation include the Every 15 Minutes safe driving program for high schoolers, Santa Cops mentoring program, updated officer safety equipment and training, specialized police units, and assistance for families of fallen officers. Individuals and companies can show their support for LVMPD and community safety by making donations, becoming sponsors, buying dedication pavers, participating in the annual GO TRUE BLUE Campaign, or joining us at the annual the Sheriff Salutes the Best of the Badge Gala and other Foundation events. Federal Tax ID: 88-0429730. lvmpdfoundation.org.

Lyft Partners with American Cancer Society in the Battle Against Cancer

Lyft Partners with American Cancer Society in the Battle Against Cancer


Lyft Las Vegas will serve as the official rideshare partner for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Las Vegas, providing free rides to and from doctor’s appointments for those receiving cancer treatments and donating to ACS programs throughout June.

Nearly 14,000 people in Nevada are battling cancer and finding rides to and from treatment can be challenging as some patients are too ill to drive or don’t have friends or family who can give rides during business hours.
Beginning in June, ACS will utilize Lyft’s Concierge tool, enabling ACS to request a Lyft ride through a web platform for cancer patients to and from their treatment. A portion of this partnership to provide free rides is made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Paul Lanfranchi and The Lanfranchi Center Facial Surgery & Rejuvenation.

In addition, Lyft is getting the word out to the Las Vegas community about ACS’ “Road To Recovery” program, which connects volunteers with a personal vehicle to patients so they can access the critical care they need without additional stress.

“For people with cancer, getting to their scheduled treatment is often one of their top concerns,” said Allison Copening, chair of the American Cancer Society’s Las Vegas board. “This patient service is badly needed and made possible by community-minded people such as our local Lyft drivers. We thank them for their support and willingness to communicate this opportunity to become ‘Road To Recovery’ volunteer drivers and Dr. Lanfranchi for his generous support with ‘TLC Lift for Life’.”

“While I was battling cancer, I needed rides to treatments 15 miles away, three times a week,” said Curtis Walker, a local Lyft driver. “Lyft gave me an opportunity to make money in a way that didn’t completely exhaust me after I was cancer-free and I’m thrilled to be able to help others who have shared my same struggle.”

Passengers can help make a difference in the battle against cancer as well. New users that enter code ‘ACSVEGAS’ in the Lyft app will receive up to $20 in free ride credit and Lyft will make a $10 donation to ACS for each code used.
“Cancer affects so many people around us,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager. “Lyft is driven by a mission to make a difference in the lives of the people of our community, and through this partnership with American Cancer Society, we’re able to drive transformative change. Every driver and passenger has what it takes to help save lives.”

To sign up for Lyft, visit lyft.com/invite/ACSVEGAS. For more information and to sign up for the program, call the ACS at 800-227-234.

ABOUT LYFT
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 300 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.