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Business Ride Share Program @ Penn

Business Ride Share Program @ Penn

The University of Pennsylvania’s Ride Share Program has several options with Lyft. Consider the following for your business travel needs:


Lyft Credits: An automated program for rides that recur regularly.

  • Allows you to assign a monthly dollar amount to program participants that they can use towards Lyft rides each month.
  • Customizable: you can restrict the rides by date, time, and location and customize the value.
  • Departments provide a list of eligible riders who will receive Lyft ride credits for Penn business-related travel
  • Eligibility verified by school or center business administrator and an email address

Lyft Auto Pay:
Allows faculty and staff to direct bill rides to a corporate account.

  • Hassle-free expensing
  • A simple way for faculty and staff to separate business-related rides from personal rides

Lyft Concierge:
Web-based portal for booking trips on a rider’s behalf.

  • Enables you to request rides for people who don't have the Lyft app
  • The Concierge platform offers a user-friendly booking interface that is compatible with any internet-enabled device.

Lyft Events Codes:
For single events or non-recurring rides.

  • Departments can purchase codes for single events and rides for non-recurring programs.
  • Can be restricted by date, time, location, maximum redemptions, and value
  • To set up your department’s event code, visit the Lyft Events Portal


How To Get Started

For additional information or to enroll your department in a Lyft Program, please submit a program inquiry. The Lyft team will reach out to discuss your transportation needs, provide training and program management resources, and guide you through the setup process.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for an account or get more information?

  • To get additional information on account setup or Lyft product information, please submit a program inquiry. For general questions, please contact Penn Travel Services, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

How are these rides billed?

  • Rides are billed by Lyft via monthly invoice, payment by Penn’s Purchasing Card is not an option.

Do we get discounts on Lyft or free rides?

  • Departments will not receive free rides or discounts as a participant in the Penn Business Rideshare Program.


Tips For Riding Smart

  • Verify your ride by making sure the license plate number, driver information, and the vehicle’s make and model match what you see in the app
  • Share your location and route with a friend or loved one from within the Lyft app so they can follow your ride in real time.
  • Follow the Lyft vehicle on GPS via the app
  • Ask the driver to say who they are picking up
  • Learn more about Lyft’s safety guidelines and policies
  • Know the best ways to help keep yourself healthy with Lyft's latest info on COVID-19