Lyft’s introduces new app which focuses on carpooling and public transport

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Today Lyft announced that it is redesigning its rider app to put more options on sharing your ride and to remind you that the bus is also available. Lyft said that among other new features,now it would also offer more options for users to share their rides with each other if they’re going to the same destination. The app will automatically compares prices between the options.

Another major thing about this redesign is integrating with public transit. From now when users will enter their destination within the app, they will see options for taking public transport either part or all of the way there. The first two places which are integrated into Lyft’s options are Marin County and Santa Monica both are in California.

Lyft’s president, John Zimmer, has already made a few chages and updates this year to make his company more ECO friendly. In April, he announced that the company would soon become carbon neutral.

Lyft also said that :

Lyft is building into our business a strong incentive to pursue shared rides and the displacement of gasoline-powered vehicles. The more shared rides and clean vehicles on the platform, the fewer carbon offsets Lyft will need to purchase.

The new design of the app is surely a step towards their goal. The app is available worldwide on both Android and iOS platforms .

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