If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to popular car service options Uber and Lyft, you might want to check out Via. Via is offering a shared ride option from New York’s LaGuardia airport to Manhattan for just $15.
In addition to Manhattan, the $15 shared rate also applies to rides to Brooklyn and Queens. To get started head to the App Store, where you’ll first need to download the Via App and sign up.
Via, New York’s leader in public mobility solutions, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), announce a pilot program to launch LGA Connect, a new flat-rate shared ride service from LaGuardia Airport to all five boroughs. Leading into the busy holiday season, Via and PANYNJ aim to reduce private vehicle trips from the airport with the introduction of congestion-reducing, convenient and affordable shared rides as part of public transit.
Powered by Via’s technology for on-demand shared rides, LGA Connect provides travelers full transparency and price consistency with $15 flat-rate rides booked from LaGuardia to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and $20 to Staten Island and the Bronx.
LGA Connect rides can be booked 7 days a week between 8 am and 1 am with a credit card through the Via app, or with the help of a dispatcher at a designated “LGA Connect” pickup point outside of Terminal C/D. In the Via app, passengers select “LGA Connect” from the menu, and enter their desired destination.
Via’s algorithm matches multiple passengers headed in the same direction into a single vehicle and provides passengers with vehicle identification information and an ETA. Rides depart within 10 minutes, and passengers will be dropped off at a nearby corner within walking distance of their destination.
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