Lyft launches Miami-Dade Transit and Tri-Rail routes in-app
Today, we’re adding Miami-Dade Transit and Tri-Rail information directly into the Lyft app.
Across our communities, we know that transportation access can unlock economic and social mobility. Our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation by providing more ways to get around the city without the need to own a car, helping riders save time and money. That’s why we’re working to make transportation more equitable and enhance mobility options while taking cars off the road.
Today, we’re adding Miami-Dade Transit and Tri-Rail information directly into the Lyft app. This includes details about nearby routes, upcoming departures from Metrorail, Metrobus, Metromover and Tri-Rail vehicles, trip options that include transit, and (for nearby destinations) walking directions to give riders more ways to get to their destination.
“Transit services are an essential part of urban transportation and we’re proud to help riders find their way on public transit,” said Dominick Tribone, Lyft’s General Manager for Transit, Bikes and Scooters in Florida. “Especially now, it’s crucial for local Lyft riders, particularly those who don’t own a personal vehicle, to be able to compare all of their transportation options. Now they can find and compare transit, scooters, car rentals and rideshare all in the Lyft app.”
Lyft riders can choose the transportation option that best fits their trip and budget, all within the Lyft app. It’s another step toward providing effective, equitable, and sustainable transportation to our communities, and towards creating a more seamless and connected transportation network.
“One of our main goals is to provide viable transportation options for our County residents and visitors so they can make decisions on how they can get from point A to point B even during these trying times,” said Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) director Alice N. Bravo, P.E. “We are enthusiastic to have expanded our partnership with Lyft and utilize their rideshare app to provide seamless connections and more mobility choices for Miami-Dade Transit riders.”
“Tri-Rail appreciates being included in this new feature to enable better connectivity for our riders,” said Steven Abrams, Executive Director, Tri-Rail.
“Lyft’s integration of transit information is a huge step toward moving people toward sustainable transportation options like Metrorail, Metrobus, Metromover, and Tri-Rail and creating a transportation culture in our community that doesn’t only focus on four tires and asphalt, but on every mode. Half the battle is letting people know, but Lyft also provides first/last mile solutions that allow transit riders to plan their entire trip from start to finish in one place,” said Kevin Amézaga, Director of Miami Riders Alliance.
“With transit departures and directions in the Lyft app, Miami-Dade’s transit options are highlighted as a viable, affordable, and accessible option for more Miamians,” said Azhar Chougle, Executive Director, Transit Alliance Miami.
At Lyft, we’ve long partnered with cities and transit agencies across North America. As cities explore how new mobility options fit into their communities, we’re expanding our work with cities, transportation and planning departments, public transportation agencies, and other companies to define the future of mobility. According to our Economic Impact Report, 37% of Miami riders do not own or lease a personal vehicle. We also found that 54% of Lyft riders have already used ridesharing to connect with mass transit options, showing an appetite among local riders to have this information more easily accessible in the app. We consistently strive to increase that percentage as we move into a multimodal future.
Transit in Lyft is now available in 15 cities across North America — including New York, Chicago, and Toronto.
December 22, 2020