Ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber expanded its service areas to cover most of Metro Vancouver on Monday.
Lyft announced Monday that it would now operate from Horseshoe Bay and the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in the northwest and southwest, to Langley City in the east.
The new coverage area includes Delta, Burnaby, the Tri Cities and all of Surrey and White Rock.
“We’re looking forward to offering residents and visitors an additional way of getting to and from the ferry terminals, in addition to across much of Metro Vancouver,” said Peter Lukomskyj, general manager of Lyft in B.C.
“We will continue working hard to grow our driver community and serve the full region as soon as possible.”
Several Metro Vancouver municipalities, including Vancouver and Surrey have signed on to a new regional ridesharing business licence, which will become active on April 1.
Uber, Lyft’s largest rideshare competitor in Metro Vancouver, announced on Monday an expansion of service to include Langley, South Surrey/White Rock, Tsawwassen and West Vancouver.
The company launched on the same day as Lyft and originally had a much larger service area.
“Since Day 1, we’ve been proud to offer the largest ridesharing service area, including Vancouver, UBC, Burnaby, Richmond, the Tri-Cities and many communities south of the Fraser and on the North Shore,” a press released from Uber reads.
“We never thought it made any sense to leave you out in the rain just because you lived in South Vancouver, or a randomly unlucky part of Hastings-Sunrise!”