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With Uber in Turmoil, Lyft's Ridership Surpasses All of 2016

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    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. Mark Matthews reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June this year than it did in all of last year as it capitalized on missteps at Uber.

    The company says ridership through June surpassed the 162.5 million rides it gave in all of 2016. A spokeswoman wouldn't give an exact number.

    Lyft has made its gains as some shun much larger rival, Uber. Riders boycotted Uber after allegations that it took advantage of a New York taxi boycott in protest of President Donald Trump's first order on immigration. There also were reports of widespread sexual harassment.

    Lyft wouldn't comment on Uber but says it added 160 U.S. cities this year. The company operates only in the U.S.

    Uber says it's given more than 5 billion rides since 2010.