A new collaboration between Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the ride sharing app, Lyft provides North Texas travelers a new first- and last-mile option.
These collaborations make it easier for travelers who begin or end their trips in places not easily served by DART to use a train or bus for the longest portion of their trip.
In cities across the country, 25% of Lyft passengers use the platform to connect to public transit. By closing the gap between transit stations and the doorstep, Lyft expands mobility for all and makes DART easier than ever to reach.
After downloading the mobile app, available for iPhone or Android, customers then simply request a ride with the tap of a button. A driver picks up the customer at their location within minutes. All payment is handled through the app using a saved credit card. Safety is a top priority for Lyft, and the firm has implemented strict safety criteria to protect the community. The ride sharing service launched in June 2012 and is now in more than 150 cities across the country.
The Lyft app can be accessed through DART’s GoPass℠ mobile ticketing application in the “Travel Tools” section under “Connect 2 Car."
Lyft is making an introductory offer to DART customers. They can get $5 off their first ten Lyft rides by using the promotional code, “DART” in the ‘payment’ section of the app when requesting a ride.
Transit customers can use the GoPass app to plan a transit trip and purchase a DART pass before arriving at the station or stop.
“We’re pleased to work with Lyft. Our customers want choices,” DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said. “If we’re going to stay relevant as a transportation provider we have to offer options so they can make a complete trip whether it’s for work or fun. Lyft is a great way to help them begin or end their trip if they’re not right next to a DART stop or station.”
DART also is collaborating with the car sharing service ZipCar and the ride sharing app Uber to help its customers make a complete trip.