Lyft launches public transit routes in-app in Toronto
We’re adding public transit information directly into the Lyft app in Toronto. Lyft riders in Toronto will see transit options in the app from the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, and York Region Transit.
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 public transit information directly into the Lyft app in Toronto. Lyft riders in Toronto will begin to see transit options in the app from the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, and York Region Transit. This includes details about nearby routes, upcoming departures, trip options including 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 Hannah Parish, Lyft’s Ontario General Manager. “Especially now, it’s crucial for local Lyft riders, especially those who don’t own a personal vehicle, to be able to compare all of their transportation options, whether that includes biking, walking, public transit, or rideshare.”
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.Toronto Transit in the Lyft app
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, 56% of Torontonian Lyft riders have used a Lyft service to get to or from public transit. We consistently strive to increase that percentage as we move into a multimodal future.
Transit in Lyft is now available in 12 cities across North America — including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — and will launch in Vancouver in the coming months.