US Government Awards Transportation Contracts for Lyft and Uber

The US federal government awarded ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft a federal contract worth up to $810 million in order to offer their services to public agencies and their more than 4 million employees and contractors across the United States.

The US federal government awarded ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft a federal contract worth up to $810 million in order to offer their services to public agencies and their more than 4 million employees and contractors across the United States.

In a statement, Lyft’s vice president of social enterprise and government Veronica Juarez said that the General Services Administration, which manages services for federal agencies, issued its final five-year award on Monday afternoon.

Juarez said that the award capped a nearly four-year negotiation process. She declined to say how much revenue the company expected from the contract, but pointed out that the US government spends around $200 million on ground transportation each year.

In a separate statement, Uber said working with the federal government was part of its Uber for Business program that serves large companies and organizations.

“The expansion of our customer base to include government is a natural next step for us, and we’re proud to help federal agencies tackle some of the biggest administrative challenges they face,” global head of Uber for Business Ronnie Gurion said in the statement.


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