Lyft adds Miami-Dade transport options to its app

Posted: 14 December 2020 | | No comments yet

Riders in Miami-Dade County will now be able to see bus and rail services availble in their area, as well as scooter and car rental options.

New Metrorail train placed in Miami-Dade County expected to bring great improvements.

Miami's Metrorail services will now appear on the Lyft app.

Lyft has added local public transit information to its app in Miami-Dade County so riders can compare more of their transport options and choose what is right for them. Scooters, ride-share, car rentals and now public transport are all available in the Lyft app, according to the ride-sharing operator. 

The new ‘Transit’ feature in the Lyft app allows riders to see upcoming departures nearby for Miami-Dade Transit and Tri-Rail. Riders can see approaching Metrorail, Metrobus, Metromover and Tri-Rail vehicles on the map, or they can enter a destination to see how to get there using Miami-Dade Transit.

According to Lyft, riders can also enter a destination and see options to get there on transit, with a complete itinerary from start to finish. For nearby destinations, Lyft also shows walking directions alongside transit and ride-share options. Lyft’s Transit feature is now available in 15 cities across North America, including New York, Chicago and Toronto.

“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 ride-share all in the Lyft app.”

“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 utilise their ride-share app to provide seamless connections and more mobility choices for Miami-Dade Transit riders.”

Miami-Dade Transit and Lyft also recently launched Go Nightly, an alternative transport solution for late night trips on nine Metrobus routes that are suspended due to COVID-19. Essential workers that relied on these routes can now take subsidised Lyft rides between midnight and 5 am nightly along the suspended Metrobus overnight routes.