Lyft has today added public transit information directly into the Lyft app in Metro Vancouver, allowing riders 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.
Lyft riders in Metro Vancouver can now also find walking directions for nearby destinations and get more options for getting where they need to go using the app.
“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.
“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.”
Transit in the Lyft app is now available in 13 cities across North America, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto.