Lyft app now shows MTS bus, trolley options

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SAN DIEGO — Lyft users in San Diego can now view public transportation options in the app.

The rideshare company announced its partnership with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Tuesday. When riders enter a destination in the app, they will see upcoming departures for nearby MTS buses and trolleys and itinerary options to get them from point A to point B. They can also check out transit routes on the map.

Lyft says the new feature adds affordable and sustainable options to its current rideshare and scooter options. The company has rolled out the update in 16 other cities, including New York City, Chicago and Portland, and plans to expand to more cities throughout the year.

“This is inherently a great partnership for MTS,” Sharon Cooney, MTS chief executive officer, said in a statement. “One of MTS’ goals is to improve mobility options for our riders. Integrating transit information into the Lyft app will provide a new level of confidence for riders to move seamlessly between all the different options available.”

“Now more than ever, it’s important for riders who don’t own a personal vehicle, to be able to access all of their transportation options in a single place — the Lyft app — whether that be a quick scooter ride, public transit or rideshare,” Caroline Samponaro, head of Transit and Microbility Policy for Lyft, said in a statement. “The future of transportation is about giving riders options and empowering them with the information they need to decide how to best get where they’re going quickly, affordably and sustainably.”

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