Lyft has formally entered the public transit house with the launch of Nearby Transit, a function recently to be had simply in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes simply a few days after Lyft deployed electric scooters in the city.
Today, Lyft consumers in Santa Monica will see the Nearby Transit choice, which contains path data and schedules for the Big Blue Bus, LA Metro and Metrolink. The function is in partnership with Trafi, a transit data platform.
“Building on the launch of Lyft Scooters in Santa Monica this week, it’s another step toward providing effective, equitable, and sustainable transportation to our communities, and towards creating a more seamless and connected transportation network,” the corporate posted on its weblog.
Lyft has additionally introduced on Lilly Shoup, previously of NelsonNygaard Consulting, to function senior director of transportation coverage. In that position, Shoup will oversee Lyft’s multi-modal transportation efforts as they pertain to fairness, land use, self sufficient cars and extra.
Uber introduced its public transit ambitions back in April, however has but to combine the ones choices into the app. Whenever Uber integrates public transit, the corporate will take it a step additional than Lyft by means of enabling other people to buy tickets, no longer simply take a look at routes.