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Phoenix Public Transit and Lyft Launch New Pilot ProgramPhoenix Public Transit and Lyft Launch New Pilot Program<div class="ExternalClassD97B59EA5D7A49C0B34E96B91E37FF40"><p></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The Phoenix Public Transit Department and Lyft announce their partnership to pilot a new program to provide a safe, reliable and sustainable transportation network. The "First Mile Last Mile" program will provide discounts to Lyft users who are connecting to Phoenix bus lines from homes and businesses. The main goal is to have transit within reach of all Phoenix community members.</p><p>New passengers will be able to use the code PHXRIDES to get $5 dollars off their first 4 rides. Existing users can use the code TRANSITPHX to get 20% off their rides to and from select transit stops.</p><p><strong>What:</strong> Partnership kicks off with a brief presser, free day bus passes and a free $5 Lyft ride to the first 25 attendees!</p><p><strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> 27th Avenue / Baseline Park-and-Ride, 27th Avenue on southbound Baseline Road</p><p><strong>Scheduled to speak:</strong></p><p>Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton</p><p>Phoenix Public Transit Director Maria Hyatt</p><p>Lyft's Regional General Manager Drena Kusari</p><p><br></p><p>Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Matthew Heil by email <a href="mailto:matthew.heil@phoenix.gov">matthew.heil@phoenix.gov</a> or by phone 602.534.0108. </p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>10/13/2017 7:00:00 AM(Media only) Matthew Heil, 602.534.0108