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Uber Launching New Feature That Allows You To Book A Road-Trip Up To 7 Hours
The ride-sharing app Uber is launching a new hourly reservation service that will allow customers to road trip for up to seven hours. Passengers will be able to request the trip similarly to as you would an on-demand ride by selecting a city.
The new feature will roll out on June 2 and be available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tacoma, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Uber officials plan to expand to other cities as well.
Once a destination is selected, you will have the option to enter additional stops and opting for the Uber Hourly option. Rides will cost $50 an hour and that does not include tolls, tips, and surcharges.
“Building on a global pilot, we’re launching Uber Hourly to provide riders a more convenient way to get things done, and to provide an additional earnings opportunity for drivers as we move forward in this ‘new normal,'” director of rider operations Niraj Patel said in a statement. “When you need to run errands, head to a doctor’s appointment, or grab groceries, Uber Hourly fits around your schedule flexibly for those moments if and when you prefer extra time and added peace of mind.”
Similar to a regular ride, you won’t be charged for the post-trip time. And while your pickup location has to be in one of the listed cities, your drop-off location doesn’t nor will you be charged for the driver’s ride back.