Now commuters can get a Lyft to their Amtrak train, hail rides around Walt Disney World and swing by Taco Bell.
Lyft is on an uber roll.
The ride sharing app has already partnered with Taco Bell to deliver your Doritos Locos Tacos fix. Now it’s simplifying your commute by linking with Amtrak to get you to and from your train with just a few taps. And it’s even ferrying you across the Magic Kingdom.
Amtrak revealed Tuesday that commuters can book a Lyft ride through the railroad’s mobile app for seamless first- and last-mile service between their starting and ending destinations and their local train station. New Lyft riders can also save $5 on their first four rides by signing up with the promo code “AMTRAKLYFT” – and they get the discount whether or not they booked through the Amtrak app.
— Lyft (@lyft) August 1, 2017
“We know most trips don’t start or end at an Amtrak station,” the railroad service stated in a press release. “This exciting partnership with Lyft is one of the ways we are working to make it easier for travelers to get where they’re going in a safe, comfortable and convenient way.”
This is just the latest milestone as the ride service wars ramp up between Lyft and Uber. Last week, Lyft announced it was test-driving late-night pit stops at Taco Bell drive-thrus in California between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. through Aug. 6. Not to be outdone, UberEats teamed up with McDonald’s new McDelivery service last Wednesday to dish freebies like Big Mac onesies and French fry sweat suits.
Lyft also rolled out “Minnie Van” service at Walt Disney World this week to help guests traverse the sprawling, most magical place on Earth. These red-and-white polka dot Lyfts can carry six passengers, and feature two versatile car seats for kids.
— The Disney Blog (@TheDisneyBlog) August 2, 2017
Uber, valued around $68 million, still rules the realm of ride-sharing apps. But as Uber struggles to replace its CEO and rebuild its reputation in the wake of several scandals, Lyft (valued at about $7.5 billion) is closing the gap with strategic partnerships. Lyft has also teamed up with both General Motors and Google’s parent company Alphabet to develop and test fleets of self-driving cars.
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