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Ridesharing – Mayor Brown announces a Lyft Job Fair at BETC

Become a Lyft driver | $10 in Lyft credit towards your first rides in Buffalo

Mayor Byron W. Brown has announced that The City is organizing a job fair for Lyft drivers. Ridesharing is on the way, and when the transportation initiative launches, the company needs drivers out on the road. 

“As Buffalo’s economic prosperity continues to grow in our city, we must make sure we continue to lead by example in coming up with new ways to create opportunity and better serve our residents and visitors,” said Mayor Brown. “Lyft and other ride-sharing services are an important component of a diverse and robust transportation system that increases options for all people, while also offering an innovative platform to those who wish to make extra money by using their cars to give rides to others within the city safely and conveniently.”

You can also go online to apply to be a Lyft driver, and also get a $10 credit towards your initial ride(s).

The Lyft job fair will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at The Buffalo Employment & Training Center (BETC), located at 77 Goodell Street in Buffalo. Ridesharing is coming to Buffalo on June 29. That’s right around the corner. The time is now to get the wheels in motion…

The Lyft job fair will be held on Tuesday, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Driver candidates need to bring a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • Captain Picard

    I just signed up and was approved for everything except the background check within minutes. Should be ready to go within 48 hours.

    I’m very pleased that Buffalo has joined the 21st century, in spite of the specially-interested SOBs that run this godforsaken state.

  • Lyft is a private company, why can’t they hold their own job fair without the City being involved in it?

    • J G

      They will and they want to hire you

  • Matthew Ricchiazzi

    Why does Byron get so much free advertising on this website???

    • Johnny Pizza

      Yeah that one is puzzling. Why would the mayor of the namesake city for which this entire website exists somehow get brought up so much, especially in articles dealing with what is going on in the city? Especially when those events are sponsored by a city and county organization in a state owned building. I’m stumped. I’m sure Buffalo’s Sherlock Holmes a.k.a. Matt Ricchiazzi will solve the case for us.

  • UrbanLove

    Uber is a disgusting company. Glad to see the City partner with Lyft.

  • Captain Picard

    I think this is great, and a wonderful opportunity for people to earn side income. Plus it allows Buffalo to finally have a choice, all while reducing the chances of alcohol-related collisions and injuries. Everybody wins.