I honestly gave up on any ride sharing app making it in Shreveport. Since the news came out several months ago about the possibility of Uber or Lyft getting established in Shreveport/Bossier it has been a hot topic around town. Then as months go by with no news about Uber or Lyft progressing any further the dream slowly started to fade out of site. However, as of last Friday, Lyft is officially here. That is why the app of the week is Lyft. 

Lyft is a ride sharing app that matches you with a nearby driver so that you get picked up without a long wait. Pricing, as stated on the Lyft website, is determined by "where you are going and at what time". 

You do get the option to tip your driver at the end of the ride and you get to rate the experience. Other passengers will be able to see the ratings for each driver.

According to PopSugar, Lyft is actually pretty awesome for the community. PopSugar quoted an anonymous driver saying that Lyft "donated free rides to breast cancer patients to go for their chemo, donated free rides through Dress for Success to help women in need get to job interviews, and has a program where for every dollar a passenger tipped in the app, they donated $1 to Meals on Wheels."

If you are pondering the possibility of becoming a Lyft driver, click here.

While you are checking out the app, make sure to download the K945 app. The app is available in the Apple Store and on Google Play.