Rideshare company Lyft launches in El Paso

Lyft, the fastest-growing ride-share company in the U.S., launched Thursday in El Paso, TX.

The service is a competitor to Uber.

Lyft is offering new passengers $5 off on a first ride. Download the app to a smartphone from the Google Play or Apple store and use the code, "LYFTLOVE17."

According to a Lyft spokesperson, more than 700,000 drivers work for Lyft, the only ride-share company that allows tips.

Interested drivers can visit the "Drive with Lyft."

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