RTD is as soon as once more teaming up with Lyft to bridge the primary mile/final mile conundrum with the introduction of a “Close by Transit” function within the ride-sharing service’s app, which can present Lyft riders close by public transit routes and schedules.
In line with Lyft, 23 p.c of its riders in Denver use the service to fill in gaps the place public transit doesn’t function. That’s typically the space between work or house and a prepare station or bus cease, typically referred to as the primary mile/final mile.
“Close by Transit is a step in Lyft’s dedication to work towards a future during which automotive possession is optionally available,” the Regional Transportation District mentioned in an announcement Friday.
The launch of Close by Transit will formally occur at 11 a.m. Monday, at RTD’s light-rail station at 30th and Downing Avenue in Denver. Mayor Michael Hancock and RTD head Dave Genova might be readily available for the announcement.
Denver is one in every of seven cities in the USA the place Close by Transit might be out there to Lyft riders.
Final fall, the company teamed up with Lyft and ZipCar as a part of the Ditch Your Automobile program. And in 2016, RTD linked up with Lyft for a restricted take a look at run to supply free rides to transit customers in Centennial.