February 21, 2018
Uber’s New Express POOL is up to 75% Less than Uber X
There’s some great news from Uber today. The ride-hailing app is introducing a new service called Express POOL which promises to be up to 50% cheaper than Uber POOL and up to 75% cheaper than Uber X. There’s how it works-
Once you select Express POOL, Uber looks for a convenient pickup spot within a few blocks of your location. You’ll be directed to walk to the pickup spot and meet your driver there. The app simultaneously directs other riders heading in the same direction to meet your driver at the same pickup spot. All riders will then be dropped off at one location, ideally within a few blocks of everyone’s destinations.
Express POOL aims to improve the negative aspects of Uber POOL. Namely the fact that Uber POOL can often take you on massive detours as it makes several stops along the way. There are no additional stops with Express POOL so riders should reach their destination faster. The only downside is you’ll have to walk a bit on each end of the trip.
The new service is available in San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. and will further expand over time. Has anyone tried it yet? What do you think?
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