Published On: Wed, Aug 2nd, 2017

New Rideshare Partnership Adds Convenience for Hoosier State, Other Amtrak Train Passengers

New Rideshare Partnership Adds Convenience for Hoosier State, Other Amtrak Train Passengers

INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning today, passengers on the Hoosier State train and Amtrak’s long-distance CardinalCapital Limited, and Lake Shore Limited services can use the Amtrak mobile app to access the Lyft app to request a ride. New users of Lyft will receive $5 off each of their first four Lyft rides by using the promo code AMTRAKLYFT. Lyft operates in more than 360 communities across the US, covering 80 percent of the US population and reaching 97 percent of Amtrak riders. This partnership allows for a seamless end-to-end travel experience from your doorstep to an Amtrak station.

“Ridesharing makes it more convenient than ever for passenger rail customers to reach their final destinations,” INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness said. “Leveraging mobile technology to make trips easier elevates passenger rail as an even more attractive option for traveling. This partnership reflects INDOT’s goal of creating road, rail, air and water transportation options that complement each other to make sure Indiana remains the Crossroads of America.”

“We are focused on improving the customer experience, and this is one way we are working to make your entire journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible,” said Jason Molfetas, Executive Vice President for Marketing and Business Development for Amtrak.

The Hoosier State train and Cardinal services combine to provide daily roundtrip passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago, which includes intermediate stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. The Capital Limited runs daily between Chicago and Washington, DC with stops in Waterloo, Elkhart and South Bend.  The Lake Shore Limited operates daily between Chicago and New York, with stops in South Bend, Elkhart and Waterloo.

For schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit the Amtrak website.

Source & Image Credit: Amtrack

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