Riding MARTA has become a necessity for many commuters stranded by the collapse of the I-85 bridge. Here are a few pointers for MARTA newbies.
The Lyft discount matches the 50 percent price slash Uber initially made good for last week on its uberPOOL rides to or from MARTA stations -- then eventually extended for the entire month of April (the uberPOOL discount hours are 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays).
Like uberPOOL, Lyft Line lets passengers who are traveling a similar route share the ride and cut their costs. With MARTA parking at a premium while a critical section of I-85 remains closed for repairs, passengers are being encouraged to carpool to or get dropped off at stations.
Lyft Line passengers can claim the deals by entering code EMXPATLWDMARTA17 in the promo section of the Lyft app. Additional information can be found at blog.lyft.com.
Meanwhile, Lyft says Atlantans should “stay tuned” for future deals as repairs continue on I-85.