Uber rolls out 'Express Pool' service in Philly

Thursday, February 22, 2018 06:15AM
Uber launching 'Express Pool.' Tamala Edwards reports during Action News Mornings on February 22, 2018.


PHILADELPHIA - The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.

In eight U.S. cities including Philadelphia, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar destinations. Once linked, riders would need to walk a couple of blocks to be picked up at a common location. They also would be dropped off at a site that would be a short walk from their final destinations.

Express Pool could cost up to 75 percent less than a regular Uber ride.

Express is already running in San Francisco and Boston. Along with Philly, Express will be offered in Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Miami, San Diego and Denver. Uber says more cities will follow.
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