Downtown LA pilots ride-share service

Los Angeles transportation management public-private partnership, FASTLinkDTLA, and mobile ticketing specialist, moovel, are launching a ride-sharing pilot that aims to complement the city’s public transit network.

FlexLA riders will be charged a reduced fare for the pilot service and in the future pay a competitive flat-rate fare, with discounted fares available for qualifying low-income Angelenos. A mobile app will be available in both Spanish and English.

Passengers can travel throughout downtown LA in Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger vans and GLC hybrid vehicles driven by salaried US military veterans. The service will be available in the evenings when public transit service is less frequent and a mobile app will allow riders to plan and pay for their trip.