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Technology Lyft Now Tells You the Fastest (and Cheapest) Transit Option for Your Trip

18:09  25 september  2019
18:09  25 september  2019 Source:   afar.com

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The Lyft app will now tell you the fastest way to get anywhere — even if it means taking public transit instead of a Sometimes that Lyft pricing can be just too much during peak hours, and the longer (but cheaper ) subway Lyft 's 'Nearby Transit ' feature will show users additional transportation methods

Cheapest and fastest way to get there: The cheapest way to get to and from ATL is also the speediest. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transport Authority, or MARTA, has two lines (the Red line and the Gold line) that terminate at the airport. The ride takes around 15 minutes from downtown

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If biking is quicker and cheaper than taking a car, Lyft will let you know.

The next time you open the Lyft app, it will look quite different from what you may be used to. A redesigned version of the on-demand rideshare service launched on Tuesday that suggests the best way to get from A to B, whether that is public transit, a bike, a scooter, or a car.

a close up of a black device with a screen: Lyft Now Tells You the Fastest (and Cheapest) Transit Option for Your Trip© Photo by Kevin McGovern/Shutterrstock Lyft Now Tells You the Fastest (and Cheapest) Transit Option for Your Trip

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Starting with Santa Monica, users can now check transit routes and times in the Lyft app—part of the ride-sharing Lyft cofounder and president John Zimmer is trying to rejigger that timeline. He wants the tap of the That’s why, starting next week, some Lyft users in Santa Monica will see a new option .

you can't work out the transit system, and voila — your well-earned spending money has already disappeared before your trip has truly begun. From saving valuable time by taking an Uber in New York, to cashing in on savings by taking the train in Rome, scroll down to see the best option in 12

Lyft users will be able to more comprehensively compare the travel times and costs of different modes of transportation as part of a new feature called Mode Selector, which is being rolled out across all Lyft markets in the coming weeks. A new live map will display all available modes of transportation within users' vicinity, and the Mode Selector feature will surface the best and quickest mode of transportation for your route.

For those who opt to travel by bike, bike lanes will be marked in green in the iOS version of the app (the green-marked bike lanes will be coming to the Android version of the app soon).

a close up of a map: Lyft will now let you compare prices and travel times across transportation modes.© Courtesy of Lyft Lyft will now let you compare prices and travel times across transportation modes.

The app has also recently introduced car rental options (currently available in San Francisco and Los Angeles) in addition to its traditional rideshare offering.

Lyft is available in several hundred cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Lyft's new monthly subscription is cheaper, but has fewer perks .
Last year, Lyft tried to get users to pay $299 per month for its All-Access Plan. That included 30 "free" monthly trips (as long as they were under $15), but people were, understandably, shocked by the price tag. Now, Lyft is trying a new approach. It's Lyft Pink membership offers a 15 percent discount on all car rides, and it's just $19.99 per month, less than 10 percent of the monthly All-Access fee. Lyft Pink comes with a few other perks, like three "free" 30-minute bike or scooter rides per month (in select markets), three free trip cancelations, priority airport pickup and waived lost-and-found fees.

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