People, Person, Computer, Electronics, LCD Screen, Laptop, Pc

Lyft and National Down Syndrome Society Partner Together to Remove Transportation Barriers Through ABLE Accounts

Our mission at Lyft is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and to bring communities together. Today, we’re excited to announce that we are continuing to expand our work to remove transportation barriers by partnering with the National Down Syndrome Society to connect thousands of people with disabilities to Lyft for affordable, convenient transportation through ABLE accounts.

ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. These accounts, approximately 20,000 nationwide, enable people with disabilities to become eligible for certain public and private benefits, including Lyft. ABLE accounts that issue debit cards can connect directly to Lyft’s payment platform, to seamlessly request and pay for rides.

Together with the National Down Syndrome Society, we’re bringing the ease and affordability of Lyft to thousands of current account holders, through the Oregon ABLE plan and the nationally available Ohio STABLE plan, and many of them are already using their ABLE account debit cards for Lyft rides. Now, account holders residing across all 50 states can benefit from increased mobility options to get to work, college classes, medical appointments, social engagements, and more. Given the estimated 8 million Americans who are eligible for ABLE accounts, there is enormous potential to improve lives together.

"We are thrilled that more individuals in the disability community will have access to affordable, convenient transportation with their ABLE Account debit cards," National Down Syndrome Society President and CEO Sara Weir said. "As the leading human rights organization for individuals with Down syndrome, we are proud to partner with companies like Lyft who share our values of inclusion and independence."

We look forward to continuing to expand our efforts to reduce transportation barriers for communities across the US, through partnerships like these, and with the National Association of the Deaf, the National Federation for the Blind, and our work with Aira.

To link your ABLE account to Lyft:

  • Open the Lyft app

  • Tap your picture in the top-left corner

  • Tap the ‘Payment’ tab

  • Tap ‘Add credit card’

  • Enter your ABLE debit card info. That's it!

  • To learn if you’re eligible for an ABLE account debit card, visit the websites for the Ohio STABLE program (available to residents of all 50 states), or the Oregon ABLE program (Oregon residents) and its nationwide sister plan, ABLE for All.

    Read more >

    Published on May 10, 2018

    Other people viewed

    Senior Marketing Operations Manager

    WideOrbit United States United States
    WideOrbit is searching for a creative, analytical, and data-driven senior marketing operations manager to own the strategy, management, and performance of our marketing automation ecosystem, including Marketo, Salesforce, Hootsuite, Google Analyti...

    Sales Tax Accountant

    WideOrbit United States United States
    WideOrbit is looking to add a Sales Tax Accountant to our rapidly growing finance team. This role will report to our Sr. Director of Tax and support our domestic transaction tax functions. In this key position, the Sales Tax Accountant will assist...

    Technical Writer

    WideOrbit California California United States California, United States
    WideOrbit's Traffic team is looking for a talented Technical Writer to join us. In this role, you'll create release notes, training materials, user guides, and other content that will directly impact our clients' satisfaction with our products. Yo...

    Financial Implementation & Product Support Specialist

    WideOrbit United States United States
    Our Implementation and Support team is growing, and we're looking to add someone that is passionate about client support and all aspects of the implementation and support process. We hire experienced industry professionals who can educate our cust...