This column provides tips, insights, and observations on TNCs like Uber and Lyft from a driver that’s worked with them for several years.
A week ago, Uber launched its new Ride Pass service in five U.S. cities: Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Miami, and Orlando. If you’re confused when I say “new”, it’s understandable; the company has offered Ride Passes before, which for a fee would get you a certain number of Pool or UberX rides for a discounted flat fare. The new Ride Pass costs $14.99 a month ($24.99 a month in Los Angeles), and offers discounted rides of up to 15 percent (no specifics) and protection from from Surge pricing. The marketing spiel is positioning this as a way to keep prices consistent during commute times, but will you really be saving money this way?
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