Tampa residents in new 'Ditch Your Car' program can earn $500 in city transportation credit

HART and Lyft are teaming up to challenge Tampa residents to ditch their cars for 30 days.

hose who sign up for the “Ditch Your Car” program can receive nearly $500 in transportation credit, and that can be used to catch a ride with the ridesharing service, Lyft. The companies said participants will just need to rent a city’s Zipcar or hop onto the public HART transportation bus.

Residents can register at ditchwithlyft.com/Tampa to sign up, and only 50 people will be chosen to participate. Once chosen, you’ll receive an email with program details, including your transportation credit, which includes $300 worth of Lyft credit, one month passes for the HART bus line and TECO Line Streetcar System, and a one-month membership with Zip.

The goal is to reduce congestion, help the environment and give people a way to save money on gas. The challenge runs until November 6.