VIA contributes 50 31-Day Passes to launch the program

SAN ANTONIO – Sept. 27, 2018 – Ridesharing has already changed the way Americans depend on owning a car and how we get around cities – but now it’s time to take an even bolder step toward creating a new future of mobility. Today, Lyft is announcing Ditch Your Car, a program in San Antonio offering residents $300 of transportation credit to give up their cars for 30 days—from Oct. 8 to Nov. 6—in favor of getting around town via Lyft rides and VIA Metropolitan Transit.

Starting Sept. 27, San Antonio residents will be able to register at for the opportunity to be selected for the program and receive credit toward Lyft and VIA.

“The way that people move around cities is changing faster than ever, and we are excited to challenge San Antonio residents to change their everyday habits and give up their car for a month,” said Janet Peavy, Market Manager for Lyft San Antonio. “Lyft alone is not the overall solution to overcome transportation hurdles, but by partnering with VIA, we are able to create mobility options for San Antonio residents.”

Jeff Arndt, President and CEO at VIA, said the partnership helps make the connection for travelers to integrate different modes of transportation. “Our goal at VIA is to connect our community with affordable, easy-to-use transportation options and innovate ways to move more people, faster,” Arndt said. “This partnership makes it easy for people to ‘ditch their car’ and try new transportation options like VIA, where they can enjoy a cleaner, ‘greener’ ride with mobile trip planning, free on-board WiFi, and a new way to connect.”

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up here (link to Antonio). Fifty people will be randomly selected to participate.

2. Once chosen for the challenge, you’ll receive an email with the details of the program including transportation credits!

3. Transportation credits include Lyft and VIA to get around the city for one month.

a. Lyft credit (valued at $300)
b. VIA 31-Day Pass (valued at $38)
c. The Challenge starts October 8 and ends November 6

Since day one, we’ve believed cities should be built around people, not cars or parking lots. Using a mix of multimodal options, it’s possible to rework cities and ditch personal cars. Lyft is committed to being a part of the solution to reduce congestion, carbon footprint and the pain points of personal car ownership in San Antonio.

About Lyft:

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its reliable and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities, as the first rideshare company to offset carbon emissions from all rides globally.

About VIA Metropolitan Transit

VIA connects our community to opportunity, supports economic vitality, and enhances quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2018 as the Outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 92 routes. Last year, VIA provided nearly 40 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.