In partnership with the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH), Lyft today announced plans to offer rail riders a 50-percent discount on car rides in the overnight hours from midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from midnight Saturday until 5a.m. Sunday both ways between Exchange Place and the World Trade Center, while that section of line is shutdown for critical maintenance work.
New and existing Lyft users can use code PATH2019 to obtain 50% off shared rides across the Hudson River, with the code valid until July 1, 2019 as part of a pilot program with PATH. This partnership will help keep New Jersey and New York residents connected during the weekend shutdowns.
Weekend PATH service between Jersey City and Lower Manhattan is shutdown from midnight Friday to 5am on Mondays through December 2020 to allow PATH to replace all equipment and rebuild tunnels damaged during Superstorm Sandy in the tunnels between Exchange Place and WTC stations
During repairs, PATH is offering free weekend transfers for ferry service to and from Brookfield Place Terminal in New York City, but the free ferries are not available during the overnight hours that Lyft is offering the discounts. PATH’s other weekend line, Journal Square-33rd Street line via Hoboken is not impacted and will follow a regular weekend schedule. For more information on ferry and train schedules, customers are asked to visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the RidePATH app available on iOS and Android.
“Lyft is committed to providing the world’s best transportation for riders,” says Ann Ferracane, General Manager of Lyft New Jersey and New York. “The World Trade Center line is an integral part of commuters going into and out of New York City from New Jersey and we’re excited to partner with PATH on this innovative solution to support riders across these communities.”
“While this critical repair work causes significant inconvenience to our riders, we’re thrilled to partner with an innovative company like Lyft to help ease the pain, said PATH Director and General Manager Mike Marino. “It’s incumbent upon us to find new and better ways to serve our customers, including during disruptions. Whether it’s via the new RidePATH app, adding cell service in stations, or giving riders a meaningful discount another transit option, we’re dedicated to improving the overall customer experience.”
Lyft’s Shared rides have quickly become complementary to the city’s many transit hubs offering added flexibility for everyone’s travel needs. It has been estimated that shared Lyft rides account for 40% of rides in major markets where the service is available.