PHOENIX - A discount on Lyft rides is part of a new partnership with the Phoenix Public Transit Department.

The "First Mile Last Mile" program is a way to provide a "safe, reliable and sustainable transportation network," with the main goal of having transit within reach of all Phoenix residents, according to a release.

The program provides discounted Lyft rides to users in areas where public transit is limited.

New Lyft users can use the code PHXRIDES for $5 dollars off the first four rides, while existing users can use TRANSITPHX to get 20 percent off rides to and from select stops.

The program started Wednesday.