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Via and Hampton Jitney launch flat-rate airport service

Hampton Jitney riders now have affordable and convenient first-and-last mile connection to JFK and LGA 

June 27, 2019 (NEW YORK)— A new partnership between Via, the leader in on-demand public transit, and Hampton Jitney beginning June 27 will make travel to-and-from the Hamptons easier and more affordable than ever with the launch of flat-rate Via airport transfers and discounted rides to Hampton Jitney stops in Manhattan. 

Hampton Jitney riders will be able to book flat rate shared Via rides between LaGuardia ($24) or JFK ($29) and the Hampton Jitney Airport Connection in Queens. All local Hampton Jitney riders who book a shared Via ride to-or-from a Manhattan stop will also receive 5% off each ride. 

Currently, Hampton Jitney passengers connecting through JFK and LaGuardia airports are required to find their own method of transportation for the first-and-last leg. Often times, ride-hailing prices for these routes fluctuate widely due to surge pricing from other providers, and taxis can be unavailable, creating an additional challenge for travelers. Via will also ensure that pick-up and drop-off points at the Hampton Jitney Airport Connection stop are safe, visible and convenient for an easy transition. 

“At Via, we are committed to reducing single-occupancy vehicles trips in New York through smart and affordable shared transit, and our partnership with Hampton Jitney further supports this mission by providing travelers with a congestion and emission reducing ride on every leg of their trip,” said Alex Lavoie, US General Manager, Via. 

“Hampton Jitney and Via both believe strongly in the shared ride principle which is the most fundamental way of reducing vehicle congestion. This partnership will allow our riders to take advantage of an integrated and cost-efficient last mile connection service not only for our airports, but also to and from our stops in Manhattan,” said Andrew Lynch, Vice President, Hampton Jitney. 

How it works:  

●During the booking process on the Hampton Jitney website, riders who choose one leg at the Airport Connection stop will have the option to book a flat-rate Via ride.  

●After completing the booking process, riders will receive a Via promo code within their Hampton Jitney email confirmation and a reminder to download the Via app. 

●After landing at JFK/LGA, or when on the Jitney approaching the Airport Connection stop, riders will book their ride with Via and enter the promo code in the “Promo Code” section of the Via app before booking a ride to-or-from these locations: 

○ Westbound dropoff (to LGA/JFK): 13847 Horace Harding Expressway  

○ Eastbound pickup (from LGA/JFK): 19002 Horace Harding Expressway

●Riders booking a ride to-or-from a Manhattan Jitney stop can enter the code “jitney5” in the “Promo Code” section of the Via app to receive 5% off before booking. 

Via has provided more than 40 million rides in New York, and Hampton Jitney carries hundreds of thousands of riders between Eastern LI and NYC every year. 

About Via:

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform currently operates in the United States, and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via’s technology is also deployed worldwide through partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to provide the most cutting edge on-demand mobility innovation. 

About Hampton Jitney:

Hampton Jitney is a pioneer in the transportation field. In 1974, Hampton Jitney started with one van and a commitment to providing the finest personalized transportation service between Eastern Long Island (The Hamptons) and Metropolitan New York. Building on that simple premise, Hampton Jitney now operates a fleet of luxury motor coaches. Hundreds of thousands of people now travel each year in style and comfort, safely and on time via Hampton Jitney. Our luxury motor coach line service operates 365 days a year between Eastern Long Island and Metro New York (including airports). In addition, Hampton Jitney Charters and Tour coaches operate regularly throughout the northeastern US and Canada.

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