Allentown and Reading residents can now get a Lyft to where they want to go.
Lyft, an on-demand transportation service similar to Uber, which already serves much of the region, began offering service in the two cities and surrounding regions on Thursday.
Similar to other ride-share services, those who need a ride can download the Lyft app on their smartphone and request a ride.
One of Lyft’s contracted drivers, who use their own vehicles, will pick up the passenger or passengers and take them to the destination. The ride is paid for through the app.
A Lyft spokesperson suggested the service would be convenient for rides to the Reading Regional or Lehigh Valley International Airport or to places such as Coca-Cola Park or the downtowns.
Lyft is in more than 200 cities, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Atlantic City, and contracts with about 315,000 drivers.
The company is looking for more drivers in the region. For more information, visit https://www.lyft.com/drive-with-lyft.