Lyft will spend $100 million on new driver support centers

Lyft announced today plans to spend $100 million on a network of new driver “hubs,” where ride-sharing drivers can get low-cost oil changes, basic maintenance on their vehicles, and car washes, as well as access to “clean bathrooms.” The new investment is part of Lyft’s effort to lower costs for its drivers, who as independent contractors shoulder all the expenses associated with their work for the company.

To start out, the ride-hail company says it will double operational hours at the 15 support centers it currently maintains. Previously, the hubs were in operation for around 35–40 hours a week, but Lyft said it would be increasing that to over 70 hours a week.

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