MBTA and Lyft Partner for “Nearby Transit” Feature, Boston, Massachusetts, 2019
5 minutes Date Launched: Feb 20, 2019
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the public transit operator for the Greater Boston area, has partnered with Lyft to bring Lyft’s “Nearby Transit” feature to Boston. Through this partnership, MBTA transit information–such as T route and schedule information–can be viewed within the Lyft app. Lyft has also worked with officials to incorporate bikeshare information from the local Blue Bikes program. By integrating this information into the Lyft platform, MBTA hopes to improve awareness and utilization of multimodal transportation options and connect more people to transit. In addition to Boston, the Nearby Transit feature is currently available in Santa Monica, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles.