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Lyft tries out late-night downtown employee program in Nashville

Posted: 8:25 PM, Jun 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-14 03:45:37Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Downtown Parking has always been an issue in this city on the rise, especially for those who work at the bars and restaurants downtown, often having to walk a long way back to their cars late at night.

But now there's a new program in Nashville to help with that security concern.

The ride-share company Lyft has started a pilot program in Nashville, giving employees who work late nights in the district around lower Broadway 50 percent discounted rides through July that can take them to their car or home.

"We have a lot of hospitality partners here in the downtown district, and we've always heard for many months and years some of the friction some of their employees have getting home late at night," said Sam Nadler, the General Manager of Lyft in Nashville. "Sometimes they have to park far away, sometimes they have to walk to their parking, and this is just a pilot program to reduce that friction."

Employees must sign up for the program online, which they can do here . So far, the program is limited to 200 employees, but Lyft says if things go well, they may expand it elsewhere.