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The Department of Transportation and Public Works and Lyft work together to increase mobility options

MIAMI (August 30, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is working with ride-share providers, such as Lyft, to make it easier and even more convenient for people to use public transportation. The Department aims to close the gap when it comes to the first and last mile of your trip. Often, the extra distance might present a challenge for people who want to use public transportation but live far from a transit station or bus stop.

“There are no easy solutions to our County’s transportation challenges. But app-based mobility services, like Lyft, are helping our County residents and visitors to better connect with our existing transit system,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This is one of many ways in which we are integrating new technology to improve our transportation network and make it more sustainable.”

DTPW Director Alice N. Bravo, P.E., added that this collaboration with Lyft is a beneficial tool in connecting the County’s transportation system.

“Collaborating with Lyft allows us to provide transit riders with yet another mobility option that we hope will encourage more people to opt for the use of transit and shared-ride services and leave their cars at home,” Bravo said.

Starting now until mid-November, residents and visitors can take advantage of a special discount offer that gives new Lyft users $5 off their first ten rides when they use the code GET2TRANSIT. The Lyft ride must start and end within the Miami coverage area for this special offer.

More information regarding this special promotion is available on Lyft’s blog.

To plan a trip on transit, residents and visitors can download the free, newly upgraded Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, which offers complete trip-planning information, as well as real-time information for approaching buses, Metrorail, and Metromover vehicles.

The public also can visit the Department’s website, or speak with a Transit agent by calling 305-891-3131, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.