Nothing wrong with the idea of some privately operated commuter buses but it’s genuinely hilarious that this is presented as innovative. pic.twitter.com/aWk7AFMqpL
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 19, 2017
Lyft Shuttle addresses both those issues by having you walk to a nearby pick up spot, get in a shared car that follows a pre-designated route, and drops you (and everyone else) off at the same stop. So, basically, you share a ride with other people (most of the time) so your ride price is lower, but you know exactly how long the ride will take because you’re on a pre-designated route.Drawbacks: the shuttle service is only available during commute hours and you’re only picked up and dropped off in certain spots. That said, the routes currently offered (shown in the map below) go to most neighbourhoods that I visit and I live in downtown San Francisco so there are plenty of stops near me. If you have a similar situation if and when Lyft Shuttle comes to your city, this is a convenient—and more affordable—alternative.?
This concept seems so familiar but I just can’t put my finger on YES I CAN IT’S A BUS YOU’VE INVENTED A BUS https://t.co/lROGYMjwFg
— Drave????Moonrascal (@DoctorAvenue) June 19, 2017
Pretty wild ad for Lyft’s shuttle. pic.twitter.com/gpCXe0pbla
— Ethan Chiel (@ethanchiel) June 19, 2017