Ontario International Airport offers free Lyft rides from train to plane

Ontario International Airport has announced it is offering free Lyft rides between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and four Metrolink train stations, the company said.

The USD 396,000 pilot program is funded by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) in partnership with Omnitrans, Metrolink and Lyft, the exclusive app-based ride-hail service provider to ONT.

The program allows for Lyft rides of up to USD 35 to or from Metrolink stations at Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario-East and is designed to increase public transportation ridership to ONT. Fares are charged by Lyft directly to SBCTA.

Ontario International Airport, located in Southern California, is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 22 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. ONT offers an average of 72 daily departures offered by nine air carriers.

Metrolink is Southern California´s commuter rail, with nearly 12 million annual boardings, removing an estimated 8.9 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 128,700 metric tons.