Through the partnership, the campus community has access to UCSD-specific programs including alternative commuter options, safe rides for students, patient transport, designated pick-up and drop-off locations, direct billing for business travel, and ride credits for certain university-sponsored events.
The programs are designed to improve access to the campus and medical centers, increase safety, reduce transportation costs, support university programs, and simplify business operations, according to a joint statement.
UCSD is the first university in the nation to engage in a comprehensive partnership with Lyft, according to the statement.
“We are pleased to announce this comprehensive partnership with Lyft, which will benefit our entire campus community,” said UCSD Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Pierre Ouillet. “Partnering with Lyft in this way will allow us to offer our students, faculty, staff, patients and campus friends more streamlined access to Lyft as a cost-effective alternative transportation option to access campus and our healthcare facilities.”
Through the partnership, more programs are expected to be rolled out that will benefit the campus community.
“We are excited to bring this major partnership with UC San Diego to life and work together to develop programs that make transportation more accessible and affordable,” said Lyft San Diego Market Manager Hao Meng. “Improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation is at the core of our business, and we look forward to working alongside UC San Diego to meet its needs.”
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