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Murphy, rideshare companies announce free and discounted rides in aftermath of Ida

By Joey Fox, September 08 2021 12:05 pm

New Jersey residents who lost the use of a personal vehicle due to Hurricane Ida will be given access to free and discounted rides via Uber and Lyft, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today.

“In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida, we must come together as a community and pick one another up,” Murphy said. “I want to thank both Uber and Lyft for their generous offer of transportation for New Jerseyans in need.”

The service will last for the next two weeks, and is being coordinated in conjunction with nonprofit organization United Way Worldwide as well as NJ 211.

“Nobody should have to worry after a natural disaster how they will get to essential places like the grocery store and medical appointments,” said Lisa Boyd, Lyft’s social impact director. “Lyft is proud to join Governor Murphy in helping New Jerseyans get where they need to go until they can get back on their feet.”

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