Lyft will soon reach 300 cities, or 72 percent of the US population. Ride-sharing company Lyft announced it’s opening for business in an additional 50 US cities this week. The bulk of the expansion is centered around the upper midwest “rust belt’ states, the southeast, and along the eastern seaboard. In particular, several locations in Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, where Lyft had been notably absent from before. In late January, Lyft announced an expansion into 100 cities in 2017. With the initial group of 40 cities added at the time of the announcement and the latest 50, that push is nearly complete.