Custom Lyft Programs

Our partnership with Lyft enables schools and departments to work with Lyft to set up transportation programs that support the needs of your department or school.

Examples of how departments can utilize Lyft for official business:

● Commute solutions

● Business travel direct billing and Auto-Payment expensing

● Campus visitor transportation

● Patient or healthcare transportation to support research

● Student campus and off-campus mobility enhancement programs

● Event transportation

For additional information or to enroll your department in a Lyft program, please submit a program inquiry or contact Tony Green.

Program Options


Recurring Lyft Pass (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, location, and customize the value
  • Departments provide a list of eligible riders who will receive Lyft ride credits
  • Eligibility verified by @umaryland.edu email address

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

  • Hassle-free expensing (integrates with Concur, Expensify)
  • 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

One-Time Lyft Pass (Codes): For one-off events or non-recurring rides.

  • Departments can purchase codes for one-off events and rides for non-recurring programs
  • Can be restricted by date, time, location, max redemptions, and value
  • To set up your own event code, you can also go to the Lyft Events Portal

Frequently Asked Questions


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

A: To get additional information on account setup or Lyft product information please fill out this inquiry form. For general questions, please contact Tony Green.

Q: How are these rides billed?

A: Rides are billed by Lyft via monthly invoice, and a PO number is required. Payment by corporate P-card is not an option.

Q: Do we get discounts on Lyft or free rides?

A: No, you will not receive free rides or discounts when you create a RideSmart program. However, your department can set up a program and utilize budget to subsidize and/or provide free rides to program participants.

How to Get Started


For additional information or to enroll your department in a Lyft Program, please submit a program inquiry or contact Tony Green. The University of Maryland, Baltimore - Lyft Program team will reach out to discuss your transportation needs, provide training and program management resources, and work with you to set up your program.