Uber to bring back shared rides to nine US cities this summer

Uber suspended its shared rides service — Uber Pool — in the early months of the pandemic as a safety measure

But the company has now relaunched the feature under a new name, UberX Share, which is available starting today in 99 cities of the USA.

The list of cities includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Portland, Oregon, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh

The new shared rides feature is similar to Uber’s pre-pandemic carpooling feature, but with an added cash incentive.

In exchange for the hassle and extra time spent on the road, Uber will give riders up to a 20 percent discount on the total fare and $2 in Uber Cash, according to Uber'.

Even if riders don’t get matched with a co-rider, they’ll receive a 5 percent up-front discount on their ride.

Passengers can only request UberX Share rides for themselves, and only one other co-rider can join per trip.


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