As commuters weigh options, Lyft adds transit directions for Philly users

If not already, Philly users soon will be able to see details of SEPTA and PATCO service alongside the rideshare giant’s own options. The feature, available in cities including Boston and New York City, started to roll out in Philadelphia on Tuesday and is expected to expand to all users next week.

Riders will be able to compare time and cost, for example, the decision between a 20-minute trip on the Broad Street Line for $2.50 or a 15-minute Lyft ride for $10.

While not in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the timing of the rollout “is perfect,” said Caroline Samponaro, head of micromobility and transit policy at Lyft.