Spare Labs, maker of a transit and mobility management platform, announced today a partnership with Lyft.
The partnership will help transit agencies cost-effectively provide their passengers with reliable and responsive transportation in the face of fluctuating demand, according to Vancouver-based Spare Labs, which last year raised $18 million to further develop their platform.
“This innovative integration is a game-changer for transit agencies of all sizes, empowering them to simultaneously improve rider experience and reduce costs,” says Kristoffer Vik Hansen, CEO of Spare.
Through the partnership, transit agencies can design and launch micro-transit and para-transit programs in tandem with the Lyft network. The flexible fleet solution enabled by this integration allows agencies to immediately expand or contract their fleet size with the Lyft network in response to fluctuating rider demand, according to Lyft, which was founded in 2012.
“For years, our agency partners have leveraged the Lyft network to meet their riders’ needs by cost-effectively expanding the reach of transit and facilitating access to more opportunities,” said Paul Davis, Director of Transit Partnerships at Lyft. “Now with this innovative partnership, agencies can easily integrate these benefits into their services.”
Through this integration, riders have access to reliable on-demand rides, either on a transit vehicle or the Lyft network, leading to lower wait and travel times. Spare’s clients are now able to leverage the Lyft integration, which is live and being used to deliver on-demand transit programs in the US.