Lyft Ride Smart at UMB

Lyft Ride Smart at UMB offers 3 free rides per month (up to $5 off per ride) during eligible hours within the program service area. This on-demand program with Lyft replaces the previous Safe Ride program operated by UMBPD and is available to all current UMB students, faculty, and staff.

Program Details


  • $5 off up to 3 rides per month
  • 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily
  • Rides must start and end in the service area (see below)
  • Valid on Standard Lyft rides only

If you did not receive an invitation, please fill out this form. Don’t yet have a Lyft account? Download the app and create an account to get started.

Note: This program will be available to the UMB community as long as funding permits, and it is subject to change or end early. You will be notified about any changes in the program should they arise.

Service Area


To qualify for a free ride, your Lyft Standard ride must begin and end within the service area shown on the map below:

Additional Program Information


  • If you request a ride that doesn’t meet the criteria, you will not see the discount shown on your ride confirmation screen and you will pay out of pocket. Lyft will not provide refunds for rides that take place outside of the geofence parameters.
  • Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.
  • If you see an expiration date of the last day of the current month listed in your Lyft app, don’t worry – the program discount is automatically re-applied on the first day of each month, so the last day of the current month will always show as an expiration date but won’t affect your ability to receive discounted rides.

How to Sign Up


On Tuesday, November 24, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff will receive an invitation at their official UMB email account from Lyft Business inviting them to activate the Lyft Ride Smart program. Open this email and follow the prompt to opt-in to the program to receive your discounted rides.

Your discount will then automatically be applied to your account within the Lyft app (in the “Promos” section) to rides which meet the program eligibility criteria.

If you did not receive an invitation, please fill out this form. Don’t yet have a Lyft account? Download the app and create an account to get started.