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Lyft Testing A Fixed Route ‘Shuttle’ Service

If you’re not a fan of squeezing into buses or trains on the way to work or school, Lyft could soon be an alternative. In a report from TechCrunch, it seems that Lyft is testing out a fixed route shuttle service that will be part of its Lyft Line commuter ride sharing option, although right now it seems that the service is only being tested out in San Francisco or Chicago.

So what’s the difference between using this service versus hiring a Lyft ride? The difference is that these shuttle services will travel along fixed routes, meaning that if you’re not near the route then the rides won’t deviate to pick you up, so it would be equivalent of you walking to a bus stop or a train station.

Users who are near the test routes will see an option in the Lyft app where they can toggle the “Shuttle” feature. The prices of these rides are also fixed and will not be impacted by Prime Time, which means that regardless of demand, the prices will not rise, which is great for those who are looking to save a bit of money.

In a statement provided to TechCrunch by a Lyft spokesperson, “Lyft Line is the future of rideshare, and we often test new features that we believe will have positive impact on our passengers’ transportation options. We look forward to feedback on Shuttle from the Lyft community; we see a number of commuting use cases that this mode will make easier.”

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