It has already been a month since ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft returned to Austin.
A lot has changed in that short span of time, including the departure of one competing service, Fare.
Lyft says customers have been quick to return to the service, which was gone for about a year.
“Austin has welcomed Lyft back with open arms,” said Aaron Fox, Lyft’s Austin general manager. “The response from the Austin community of riders and drivers has been tremendous. We are committed to sending that love back to them in droves. Lyft is honored to be back in a town.”
Lyft shared with the American-Statesman a list of Austin riders’ most popular destinations over the past month. The top drop-off point, by far, has been Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, while Rainey Street ranked as the No. 1 entertainment destination.
Other top destinations include:
• JW Marriott
• Hilton Austin
• Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
• Kung Fu Saloon
• Zilker Park
• Barton Springs Pool
• Texas Capitol
• Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
• The White Horse
• The Mohawk
• Whole Foods Market
• Torchy’s Tacos
• Easy Tiger
• Chupacabra Cantina
• Gloria’s Latin Cuisine
• Moonshine Grill
“Clearly Austinites and tourists who visit love everything our town has to offer,” Fox said. “Whether basking in the sun at Zilker, enjoying a taco at Torchy’s or happy hour in Rainey, Lyft is proud to be the provider of safe and affordable rides. The destination ranking is a demonstration of how Austinites are using ride-sharing for every part of their daily lives.”
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