RTD and Lyft have a shared vision of reducing single-occupancy vehicles on the road to improve traffic flow and decrease congestion. Initially joining together for the “Ditch Your Car” effort in Fall 2018, that encouraged Denver area residents to try alternate forms of transportation for 30 days, the collaboration has expanded to help riders find more ways to get to their first- and last-mile destinations.
On March 11, 2019, Lyft and RTD announced the launch of “Nearby Transit” in Lyft’s mobile app. This feature shows riders nearby public transit routes, walking overview and schedules directly within the Lyft app. App users are now able to find nearby bus and rail connections in addition to Lyft vehicles and scooters. The app is currently only available on iOS and is being released in a phased approach for Lyft users in the Denver area.