Ride-sharing service just for women to relaunch in Boston

A ride-sharing service just for women is relaunching in Boston, after making its debut last year.

The Uber and Lyft-style service, now called Safr, underwent a shake-up in leadership and a rebranding since launching as Chariot for Women last spring.

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Safr will begin limited service this week in Boston with plans to expand starting in early March, according to a company statement.

The company was first started by a former Uber driver who said he came up with the idea for the ride-sharing service that connects women passengers with women drivers after experiencing an incident himself where he felt unsafe with a passenger.