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Lyft adds transit information directly to your app in Toronto

Lyft has implemented public transportation information that users can access directly from the Lyft app in Toronto. Lyft riders in Toronto can now get details on nearby routes, upcoming departures, travel options, and walking directions for TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, and York Region Transit. According to Lyft, more than half of toronto riders They've used Lyft to get to and from public transportation, so there is certainly an audience for this functionality. For now, Toronto is the only Canadian city that supports Lyft transit, but the private transportation company says it will also launch in Vancouver "in the coming months." Lyft is available at Android, iOS and The Web. Source: Lyft
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Ride-Hailing Gets Approval on Vancouver Island, Northern British Columbia and the Interior

After denying his initial request earlier this year, the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) finally approved the request from BC-born company ReRyde to offer ride-sharing services in Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince. George (via ). “I had to read the email twice to be sure. [We are] so excited, you can't believe it. We are a Vancouver-based company, so BC is our territory, ”said ReRyde COO Jamil Chaudhry. ReRyde, which will be the first shared ride option for residents in the interior and northern British Columbia, expects to begin serving the Metro-Vancouver market by 2021.“We don't know exactly what September will be like for everyone. September is going to be a crucial month for public transport companies to figure it out ... if it comes down to safety...