Lyft is driving to Storm Lake

Doug Buckendahl’s Lincoln MKZ as his Lyft and Uber vehicle. 

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Doug Buckendahl of Alta has become the area’s first Lyft driver. While most readers have probably heard of Uber, they may not have heard of Lyft. Both these companies employ drivers in their own cars who are summoned by riders via a cellphone app.

A Lyft driver can drive you home from the bar Saturday night, or take you to an airport across the state. You pay online so no cash changes hands.

Buckendahl has been an Uber and a Lyft driver for a year. It’s well worth his time, he says. Last year he gave over 2,500 rides.

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