San Antonio can Viva! Responsibly at Fiesta + Help a Good Cause Thanks to Lyft and Partners
As San Antonio prepares for nonstop festival fun with hundreds of events taking place throughout the city, Lyft San Antonio announces exciting individual partnerships with VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio Parks Foundation, and Bud Light and Silver Eagle Distributors, that will allow San Antonio to Viva! responsibly and for a good cause.
LYFT and VIA
First Mile – Last Mile Partnership Lets You Lyft, Park, Ride, and Celebrate
Lyft passengers can simply download the Lyft app and use the special promo codes: VIAFIESTA2019 (valid between April 12, 2019, 12:00 AM and April 15, 2019, 12:00 AM) and VIAFIESTA19WK (valid between April 22, 2019, 12:00 AM and April 28, 2019, 3:00 AM). Each code is valid for $10 off one trip to or from one of VIA’s designated smart hubs to include Crossroads Park & Ride, Randolph Park & Ride, Frank Madla Transit Center and Airport Park & Ride.
“We hope to make it easy for San Antonio to Viva! responsibly and encourage festival-goers to leave their cars at home and take advantage of these awesome partnerships which bring multimodal transportation solutions to the Alamo City’s biggest party of the year,” said Janet Peavy, Lyft San Antonio Market Manager.
LYFT and SAN ANTONIO PARKS FOUNDATION
Lyft 2019 Fiesta Medal Proceeds Raise Funds for Dignowity Park Project
Next, Lyft and the San Antonio Parks Foundation have joined forces to raise funds for the Dignowity Park Project. The much-anticipated project will improve a 9-acre public park in the Eastside Promise Zone bringing a new picnic area, a new playground, a fresh basketball court, a new splash pad, an event lawn, a new dog park, and more.
All proceeds from the Lyft 2019 Fiesta medal will help fund basic access and digital equity at Dignowity Park through shade structures, modern seating, and WiFi. Medals can be purchased for $10 at the Lyft San Antonio Driver Support Center, located at 8610 Broadway Street, Ste. 240 or online for $12 which includes shipping and handling.
“The Dignowity Park Project is a rare one for our community in that there is basically unanimous support for these improvements. The closure of Burnet Street and reconnection of the two parks is a potent metaphor for uniting our community on common ground to move beyond what divides us,” said Nicolas Rivard, Director of Public Space East.
LYFT, BUD LIGHT and SILVER EAGLE DISTRIBUTORS
Offer $20,000 in Smart Rides Partnership
In a separate campaign, Lyft, Bud Light and Silver Eagle Distributors offer $20,000 in Smart Rides encouraging festival-goers to celebrate responsibly. Lyft passengers can use the special promo code BUDLIGHTDD19 to receive two $5 increments of Lyft ride credit to use toward two rides to or from events between April 12-28, 2019. Once the Lyft mobile app is downloaded, simply enter the code in the promo section and request a ride to get to or from the party.
“Bud Light and Silver Eagle Distributors are excited to be a part of this festive time of year in our community,” said John L. Nau, Chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors. “And we are thrilled to be partnering with Lyft for the third year to help provide festival-goers with a safe ride. Whether you attend the festival for the food, the fun or the ice cold Bud Light, we encourage everyone to make a plan for a safe ride home.”
“I commend Lyft for their willingness to work with area partners to make our roadways safer this Fiesta,” said Roberto C. Trevino, City Council District 1.
Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.
About Silver Eagle Distributors
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. is the nation’s second largest independent beer distributor. The company employs more than 1,500 employees that serve 16 counties in Texas through operations in Houston, San Antonio, Pasadena, Cypress, Conroe and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle distributes a broad selection of domestic and import brands, as well as microbrews and craft beers, craft spirits, and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit www.silvereagle.com.
About VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2018 as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 96 routes. Last year, VIA provided nearly 37 million rides across the region. Visit VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About San Antonio Parks Foundation
The San Antonio Parks Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide enhancements to the parks of the City of San Antonio and the County of Bexar which improve the quality of life for all of our citizens.