Friends
With Transit

Exploring the intersection of Lyft and public transportation.

At Lyft, our mission is to change transportation for the better — make it better for riders, drivers, and the cities we call home. Public transit is the foundation of urban mobility, and Lyft makes transit easier to reach than ever.

Lyft closes the gap between transit and your doorstep, making getting around seamless, simple, and fun. For our new campaign, Friends with Transit, we worked with transportation agencies nationwide to visualize the impact of Lyft and transit together.

Friends with Transit launches November 2 at an intersection near you.

“With people currently using their automobiles for 95 percent of trips, the rise of services like Lyft, Zipcar, and bike-share, together with bolstered public transportation, are an opportunity for achieving a better balance. More travel choices will allow flexible mobility. The key is for these mobility services to work together in an integrated system. Transit can serve as the trunkline, with services such as Lyft connecting to provide the first-mile and last-mile of the complete trip.”

- Arthur L. Guzzetti, Vice President of Policy, American Public Transportation Association

“MassDOT and the MBTA are committed to encouraging as many mobility options as possible. Ride-sharing provides our customers with an additional way to make connections between our public transit facilities and their destinations, and challenges all of us to embrace innovation and new ways of traveling.”

- Stephanie Pollack, Secretary and CEO, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

“We’re pleased to work with Lyft. Our customers want choices. 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.”

- Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), via DART Daily

“On-demand ride options like Lyft provide a quick, reliable way for more customers to reach Metrorail stations, especially those who are just beyond walking or biking distance or who typically drive all the way to work. By bringing transit within easy reach for tens of thousands of new and existing customers, these services expand mobility in the Washington region and make it easier to live car-free in D.C.”

- Shyam Kannan, Managing Director of Planning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

“The ride-hailing sector is an important complement to fixed route public transportation. This mode, which may present an opportunity to address the “last mile” challenge, is an important part of the shared mobility eco-system, of which public transportation is the backbone.”

- Leanne P. Redden, Executive Director, Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

By The Numbers

Today, 45% of Americans lack access to public transit and 76% drive to work alone. Lyft wants to change that and use the power of community to bring transit within reach for millions more. Here’s a snapshot of how our riders use Lyft to bridge mobility gaps and connect to transit.

33

Percent of Lyft rides in Boston start or end near a transit station.

Boston

23

Percent of weekend rides in Boston happen between midnight and 5 a.m.

Boston

2

South Station, Boston’s largest transit hub, is the 2nd most popular Lyft destination in Boston.

Boston

37

Percent of Lyft rides in New York start or end near a transit station.

New York City

23

Percent of weekend rides in New York happen between midnight and 5 a.m.

New York City

40

Percent of Lyft rides in NYC take place in the outer boroughs.

New York City

25

Percent of Lyft rides in Chicago start or end near a transit station.

Chicago

22

Percent of weekend rides in Chicago happen between midnight and 5 a.m.

Chicago

63

Percent of Lyft rides in Chicago start or end in areas underserved by transit.

Chicago

3

Union Station is the 3rd-most popular Lyft destination in Chicago, and the nation’s 3rd busiest rail terminal.

Chicago

20

Percent of Lyft rides in Washington, D.C. start or end near a transit station.

Washington, D.C.

22

Percent of weekend rides in Washington, D.C. happen between midnight and 5 a.m.

Washington, D.C.

2

Union Station, a major hub for Amtrak, Metro, MARC, and VRE, is the 2nd-most popular Lyft destination in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

7

7 of the top 20 most popular Lyft destinations in San Francisco are transit stations (BART, Caltrain, and MUNI).

San Francisco

24

Percent of Lyft rides in San Francisco start or end near a transit station.

San Francisco

19

Percent of weekend rides in San Francisco happen between midnight and 5 a.m.

San Francisco

In a national survey of Lyft passengers, 25% said they use Lyft to connect to public transit, and 46% said they would avoid owning a car entirely because of Lyft.

For more information on Friends with Transit, contact press@lyft.com.