Uber’s Latest Offering Sure To Ruffle Cabbie Feathers
Days after a taxi protest shutdown the downtown core, the ride-share Uber is launching another service, which is sure to anger taxi drivers even further.
UberHop allows commuters travelling to and from the Financial District during peak times to share a ride with others headed the same way. The larger vehicles mean up to five passengers will be driven at a time.
Those wanting to use the service will need to update their Uber app. Once that has been done, tap the UberHop option to request the closest route, walk to the pickup location, and arrive on time or else you’ll miss your ride.
The cost? $5 flat fare.
Weekday routes run between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from CityPlace, The Distillery District, Fort York and Liberty Village to the Financial District, and again from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from the Financial District to the locations previously listed.
This latest service starts operating Tuesday December 15.