Yes, the rumors you have heard are true! The uberPOOL Chicago launch is here today, November 18, 2015! Chicago, meet uberPOOL—the newest way to ride and save. Request uberPOOL Chicago and Uber Illinois will connect you with other riders traveling along your route, so you can share your trip and share the cost. An uberPOOL Chicago match, which pairs you with another rider going the same direction, only adds a few minutes to your trip, but the fare is 25% less than uberX regardless of whether or not you match. Guaranteed. By sharing routes, we can bring down the cost for riders, lower carbon emissions over time, and give Chicago more space to move…together. Riding on uberPOOL Chicago is super easy:
- Request: Open your app and select the uberPOOL Chicago option. Set your pickup location and destination.
- Read: See your guaranteed fare upfront.
- Remember: You might be matched with another rider, or two, traveling along a similar route at any point during your trip. Regardless, your fare is set.
- Ride: Jump in and enjoy the trip.
The key to uberPOOL is being flexible with your arrival time. Sometimes you share a ride with someone else, and sometimes you ride alone. Some days you get picked up first, and some days you get picked up second. Life’s funny like that. So, have a little time to spare? Jump into uberPOOL and save big. Late to an appointment? You should probably take uberX. Regardless, both options end with a safe and reliable arrival at your destination. You save money, and only add a few minutes to your travel schedule, and sometimes when you do not match with another uberPOOL passenger, this means that your ride is by yourself and you still save the cash!
For more information about the launch of uberPOOL Chicago, read the Uber Chicago promo blog here.
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