It’s no secret that Uber wants to take over the world… or at least replace individual car ownership. Uber just announced a New York City UberPool promotion that offers unlimited rides this July and August:
- Two-Week Unlimited Commute Card (July or August) for $49
- Four-Week Unlimited Commute Card (July or August) for $79
- Eight-Week Unlimited Commute Card (July and August) for $159
Trips must begin and end in Manhattan below 125th Street. Valid Monday–Friday from 7–10 AM and 5–8 PM. Valid for both new and existing Uber riders. A quick view of how UberPool works:
Quartz ran some rough numbers that found that this promotion can make with UberPool cheaper than taking the New York City Subway:
For now, this is a limited promotion. But I wonder about the future. Even as someone who lives in the suburbs, I have enjoyed the convenience and savings of Uber.