Lyft & Moovit Team Up to Usher in Next Era of Community Mobility & Transit

Crowd-powered duo make sure users always have last minute alternatives to public transportation delays


NEW YORK/CA/USA – WEBWIRE – Monday, June 09, 2014

“More and more we’re seeing the power of community trump other, more traditional approaches,” said Nir Erez, CEO of Moovit. “Offering our users other crowd-powered alternatives aligns completely with our vision.”

June 9, 2014 – Built on a network of community participation and a shared vision of multi-modal city transit, Lyft, the ridesharing phenomena, and Moovit, the real-time, community-powered public transit intelligence app, are joining forces today to usher in the next era of community mobility and transit.
 
With Moovit 3.5, available for free today in the Google Play:Store, commuters can now rely one app to get them to their destination on time, based entirely from the power of the crowd. If Moovit’s real-time collection of up-to-the-minute intelligence on public transit times still can’t get them to the platform on time, Lyft now offers Moovit users instant access to its community of nearby rideshare drivers directly through the app.
 
“More and more we’re seeing the power of community trump other, more traditional approaches,” said Nir Erez, CEO of Moovit. “Offering our users other crowd-powered alternatives aligns completely with our vision.”
 
To celebrate the partnership, Moovit users who are new to Lyft can use the promo code MOOVIT for a one-time coupon worth up to $25 in Lyft fare.
 
“We’re proud to partner with the Moovit community to help people navigate their cities,” said Logan Green, Co-founder and CEO of Lyft, “especially if they need a Lyft.”
 
Moovit is backed by Sequoia Capital, BRM Group and Gemini Israel Funds and announced a $28M round in December 2013.
 
The new Moovit 3.5 app is available today in the Google Play:Store or at http://bit.ly/MoovitAndroid. Moovit 3.5 for iPhone to follow imminently.
 
About Moovit
Moovit is everything commuters need to ride public transit smarter. By combining transit data with live inputs from the crowd, Moovit gives a complete real-time snapshot of what the trip will be like so users can save time and ride in peace. Moovit is available across more than 350 cities around the world including New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, Mexico D.F., Sydney, Toronto, and Tel Aviv.


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