A Lyft driver picks up a passenger. Courtesy of Lyft

Lyft has partnered with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System to integrate local public transit options into its popular rideshare app.

The transit information allows riders to see upcoming departures nearby for MTS buses and trolleys. Riders can simply enter a destination for a complete itinerary by rideshare and public transit from start to finish.

For nearby destinations, Lyft shows walking directions alongside transit, scooter and rideshare options.

“This is inherently a great partnership for MTS,” said Sharon Cooney, MTS chief executive officer. “One of MTS’ goals is to improve mobility options for our riders. Integrating transit information into the Lyft app will provide a new level of confidence for riders to move seamlessly between all the different options available.”

San Diego is one of 17 cities, including New York and Chicago, where Lyft includes transit options in its app.

“Now more than ever, it’s important for riders who don’t own a personal vehicle, to be able to access all of their transportation options in a single place — the Lyft app — whether that be a quick scooter ride, public transit or rideshare,” said Caroline Samponaro, head of transit and microbility policy at Lyft.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.