Howdy, Lyft community! I’ve got some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that starting June 3, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland residents have to put up with a year-long Metro SafeTrack repair project. The good news is that meanwhile the passengers can enjoy special Lyft discounts!
As part of the SafeTrack program in Washington D.C. and in the surrounding areas, the Metro lines will be single-tracked or shut down at midnight, affecting the entire region, millions of commutes, and late-night routes. But Lyft is gonna bridge the gap between your doorstep and public transit stations while offering amazing Lyft discounts!
For a limited time, you can have 75 % off all Lyft Line rides (with other passengers going in the same direction) in the discount zone during peak commuting hours – from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The discount area covers neighborhoods like Georgetown, Columbia Heights, Capitol Hill and Navy Yard depicted in the map below.
In addition, there’s a Lyft offer for new signups! From June 6 until June 17, passengers taking Lyft rides originating or ending in Northern Virginia can have Lyft discounts of 50% for their first 5 Lyft Classic rides on weekdays from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Finally, there’s a Deal of the Week! From June 6 through June 12, you can have 20 % off rides in the D.C. coverage area between 8 p.m. until 4 a.m.
Mind that all promotions are subject to Lyft’s terms of service and that minimum fares apply.
The company will provide rides with Lyft discounts throughout the year to fit all the phases of the Metro SafeTrack repair, but it will keep its Prime Time policy in place to encourage drivers. Lyft already gives 72 % more rides during that 3-hour period on weekends compared to weeknights.
You can find the latest information about the SafeTrack program and repair schedule at https://wmata.com/safetrack.
Whether you’re heading to another Metro stop or re-routing your trip, Lyft will get you around during the Metro SafeTrack program affordably and reliably.
Stay tuned for more Lyft discounts on rides in the D.C. area during the Metro repairs!