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Via, PANYNJ launch shared-ride service from LaGuardia Airport

Posted on November 15, 2019

The Via and PANYNJ pilot represents an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together to introduce a solution that could meaningfully reduce congestion and expand access to a new form of public transit at New York City’s highly-trafficked airports.
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The Via and PANYNJ pilot represents an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together to introduce a solution that could meaningfully reduce congestion and expand access to a new form of public transit at New York City’s highly-trafficked airports.Via

Via and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) are launching a pilot program, LGA Connect — a new flat-rate shared-ride service from LaGuardia Airport to all five boroughs. Leading into the busy holiday season, Via and PANYNJ aim to reduce private vehicle trips from the airport with the introduction of congestion-reducing, convenient, and affordable shared rides as part of public transit.

Powered by Via’s technology for on-demand shared rides, LGA Connect provides travelers full transparency and price consistency with $15 flat-rate rides booked from LaGuardia to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and $20 to Staten Island and the Bronx.

More than 30 million travelers flew through LaGuardia Airport last year, and more than 90% of those travelers used private vehicles, individual taxis, and similar methods of travel that contribute to stagnating traffic.

The Via and PANYNJ pilot represents an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together to introduce a solution that could meaningfully reduce congestion and expand access to a new form of public transit at New York City’s highly-trafficked airports.

LGA Connect rides can be booked seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. with a credit card through the Via app, or with the help of a dispatcher at a designated “LGA Connect” pickup point outside of Terminal C/D.

In the Via app, passengers select “LGA Connect” from the menu, and enter their desired destination. Via’s algorithm matches multiple passengers headed in the same direction into a single vehicle and provides passengers with vehicle identification information and an ETA. Rides depart within 10 minutes, and passengers will be dropped off at a nearby corner within walking distance of their destination.

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