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Lyft is expanding beyond the U.S. as it battles Uber

Lyft is expanding beyond the U.S. as it battles Uber

Lyft is planning to make its first trip outside the U.S. by carrying passengers in Toronto.

The ride-hailing service says it's recruiting drivers starting Monday in Canada's largest city and expects to begin service sometime in December.

It's another move in Lyft's plan to compete with rival Uber, which now is in 77 countries.

Lyft says 50,000 people in greater Toronto already have downloaded its app.

When service begins there, Lyft hopes to have enough drivers to respond to ride requests in two to three minutes, as it does in major U.S. cities.

Lyft Chief Executive Logan Green has said the San Francisco company plans further international expansion. But Lyft...

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