Lyft proving popular in Danville

Service started about two weeks ago

By Colter Anstaett - Southside Bureau Reporter

DANVILLE, Va. - The ride-share service known as Lyft is proving to be popular in Danville.

The service started about two weeks ago.

Danville city councilman Lee Vogler had been encouraging the company to come to Danville for several months.

He said he's already heard from both businesses and residents that people appreciate having the service.

He reached out to Lyft because of the growing nightlife in Danville and because the company already operates in Lynchburg and Greensboro, North Carolina.

"The nightlife scene continues to grow here, which is great. We're happy to have that, but that also increases the possibility for drinking and driving," Vogler said. "So we want to do whatever we can to reduce that possibility."

One Lyft driver says the service is growing as more people become aware that it is available in Danville.

He expects it to grow even more as more people become Lyft drivers.

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