SouthWest Transit is partnering with Lyft to help SW Prime riders facing longer than usual wait times.
The pilot program begins May 14 and will continue through the end of the year. SouthWest Transit will evaluate the effectiveness of the partnership and make a decision about whether the program will be continued, according to a news release.
"SW Prime dispatchers/reservationists will offer a Lyft coupon code to riders that experience wait times over 30 minutes," the release said.
"The coupon code will be good for one $4 discount off any Lyft ride that occurs within the SW Prime service area - Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska, Carver and Victoria, plus Saturday service to Southdale Mall. Riders will receive their code through their email and will need to agree to a set of terms before the code will become active."
SW Prime is SouthWest Transit’s on-demand shared ride service that operates in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska, Carver, and Victoria.