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MARQUETTE — There’s a new way to get around the Marquette area – with a Lyft driver.

Like a taxi service, Lyft is a downloadable app that lets you match with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. It’s said to be quick, easy, and very cheap. 

But, there’s high demand in the area, which also means there’s a need for more drivers.

John Johnson, who’s been a Lyft driver in Marquette for only a few months, said, “I’m out and about, I see the taxi system here in town in hospitals, medical centers, grocery stores, but you never see a Lyft driver out there. So, if we get some more drivers and actually start driving in the day time and help the community that way. Once you make that request, you’ll see where your driver is at and he or she will be reliable and get there.”

Lyft drivers create their own hours, and are only available when they have their app turned on. If more drivers don’t sign up, there is a risk that Lyft will be pulled from the area. 

Learn more about how to use Lyft by clicking here.

You can also read into becoming a Lyft driver here.

OR, visit John Johnson’s Facebook page here, and find discounts or reserve a ride in advance!