Skoufis, Jacobson, Lyft announce ride partnership on New Year's Eve

Newburgh. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 31, riders can use the promo code NEWBURGHNYE to receive $10 off two rides, with a maximum of $10 per ride.

25 Dec 2019 | 07:09

Senator James Skoufis, Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson and Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey have partnered with Lyft, a transportation network, to provide discounted rides on New Year’s Eve to ensure riders in the area can access affordable, reliable transportation.

The initiative is part of a shared commitment to reducing impaired driving as people celebrate the holiday season. Newburgh is one of three areas across New York State engaged in the effort.

Promo code NEWBURGHNYE

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 31, riders can use the promo code NEWBURGHNYE to receive $10 off two rides, with a maximum of $10 per ride. The promotion is effective through Wednesday, Jan. 1.

The code will work as long as one of the locations, drop-off or pick-up, is in the City of Newburgh.

'Celebrate smart'

"Our community's safety, both on and off the road, is of the utmost importance," Skoufis said. "I hope our community takes advantage of this and everyone celebrating the new year with their loved ones has a safe and warm ride home."

Or as Harvey said: "We don’t want people drinking and driving. Celebrate smart!”

Jen Hensley, director of Public Policy at Lyft, said that since 2017, "Lyft has provided affordable and reliable transportation throughout Newburgh, helping people to get to work, school and home responsibly after a night out. This New Year’s Eve, we are proud to work together with thoughtful leaders to ensure Lyft riders celebrating in Newburgh have no excuse to drive impaired.”