Spare, Lyft announce partnership to deliver elevated on-demand transportation services to transit agencies

May 16, 2022
Spare, a mobility management platform, introduces a new integration with Lyft to enable transit agencies to optimize rider experiences and better meet on-demand transportation needs.

Spare and Lyft have partnered to help transit agencies cost-effectively provide their passengers with reliable and responsive transportation in the face of fluctuating demand.

Through Spare and Lyft’s partnership, transit agencies can design and launch microtransit and paratransit programs that commingle agency vehicles and 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. This provides agencies with a new technology to seamlessly serve both peak demand as well as lower-demand hours that have been traditionally difficult and expensive for agencies to serve.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lyft on our shared vision of improving equitable access to transportation for all," said Kristoffer Vik Hansen, CEO, Spare. “This innovative integration is a game-changer for transit agencies of all sizes, empowering them to simultaneously improve rider experience and reduce costs.”

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 and Lyft also make it easy for agencies to consolidate reporting, trip management and service performance data to continuously optimize operations between their dedicated vehicles and the Lyft network.

“We are excited to partner with Spare to help transit agencies achieve their goals of increased flexibility and reliability of their paratransit and microtransit services," said Paul Davis, director of transit partnerships, Lyft. “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. Now with this innovative partnership, agencies can easily integrate these benefits into their services.”

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.