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Lyft launches public transit routes in-app in Metro Vancouver

Nov 2, 2020
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Across our communities, we know that transportation access can unlock economic and social opportunities. Our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. One of the ways this comes to life is 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 public transit information directly into the Lyft app in Metro Vancouver. Lyft riders in Metro Vancouver will begin to see transit options in the app from TransLink and BC Ferries. This includes details about nearby routes, upcoming departures and trip options including transit. In the app, riders can also find walking directions for nearby destinations to offer more ways to get where they need to go.

“During these times, it’s important for our riders, especially those who don’t own a personal vehicle, to be able to access all of their transportation options through the Lyft app, whether that be walking, public transit or rideshare,” said Peter Lukomskyj, Lyft’s General Manager in B.C. “That’s why we’ve made it easier for riders to choose their best route and mode of transportation, integrating the region’s impressive transit system and growing our multimodal network in Metro Vancouver.”

Lyft riders will be able to 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.

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.

“TransLink’s mission is to improve overall mobility in our region,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Lyft’s in-app feature will allow our customers to use transit, ridesharing or active transportation to reach their destinations in the most efficient way. Leaving the car at home becomes more attractive when you can easily plan trips using green transportation, including transit.”

“We are excited about the new in-app feature from Lyft and what it means for passengers, employees and visitors at Vancouver International Airport. By simply opening their Lyft app, airport riders will be able to access information to help them choose the best way to get to their final destination,” said Scott Norris, Vice President of Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We applaud the work that Lyft is doing to make a positive impact on our communities by creating more options for mobility and supporting our transit system."

Transit in the Lyft app is now available in 13 cities across North America — including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto.

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