Uber’s Punishing Drivers Who Don’t Pick Up UberPool Riders

There’s no doubt that Uber has changed the way the world gets around. It’s made traveling in a new city more reliable and convenient, and getting to work a more affordable and enjoyable experience with $5 flat rates for using UberPool during commuting hours in NYC. Although you may be sharing your ride with a stranger (or two) when…

Why You Might Want to Use Uber or Lyft When Traveling Abroad

TPG Contributor Steven Ganeles shares a cautionary tale about what happened to him on a recent trip to China, and why he thinks you should consider using Uber or Lyft as an alternative to local taxis abroad. Public transportation is usually a great way to get around when traveling internationally — it’s cheap, easy to use and tends…

NYC Rideshare and Taxi Drivers Face Cap On Driving Time

On Monday, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission unanimously voted to approve new regulations that limit rideshare and taxi drivers in NYC to driving no more than 12 hours per day, and up to 72 hours per week. Those who violate the regulations could face fines and even suspension. The vote comes after findings that drivers…

Uber Logged One Billion Rides in Just Six Months, Surpassing Two Billion Rides Total

Well, that was quick. It took the rideshare service six years to reach its billionth ride around Christmas of 2015. Now, Uber’s released it’s surpassed two billion rides within six months — thanks to 147 passengers in 16 different countries across five continents who completed rides at the exact same time on June 18, 2016. Each of the lucky 147…

NYC Uber Riders Can Commute for as Low as $1.98 per Ride This Summer

Update 2: The Uber Commute Card will be available for purchase through July 29. Update: The original version of this post indicated that the two-week July passes were sold out. However, a Gilt City rep reached out and clarified that was just for presale passes. As of this update, there are passes available in the two-week,…

Earn Free Uber Rides for Your Next Hotel Stay with Kaligo

When planning travel, there’s no shortage of sites where you can book your hotel stay — you can visit the hotel’s site directly, visit one of the hundreds of available OTAs or you can book through a site that offers you something in return for booking a stay. If what you’re after are bonus miles, points or credits,…

Uber Will Soon Display the Exact Fare Before Your Ride Begins

Uber’s model of charging ‘surge’ pricing during peak times is no stranger to controversy, but soon the rideshare giant will bring more clarity to the way it charges customers for rides. Instead of notifying the customer that their ride will be surging at, for example, 1.7x the normal fare, the app will now show you…

Hail an UberPool for Just $2 per Ride in July

Uber has shared the details of a new pilot program in the greater Boston area, giving customers the ability to purchase an UberPool Pass at a flat rate for trips from July 1 through July 31, 2016. Although UberPool doesn’t give you a private ride, the prices are usually significantly lower than what you’d be charged to have the…

Capital One and Uber Partner to Launch Loyalty Program, Free Rides

Last year, Capital One and Uber announced a partnership, offering riders one of the best returns on an Uber ride when using a Capital One Quicksilver or Capital One QuicksilverOne credit card. If a rider used one of the two eligible cards for their Uber trips, they would get 20% off their ride — in…

Uber Is Now Allowing You to Schedule a Ride up to 30 Days in Advance

Last month, Lyft announced it would be testing out an option for passengers to schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance. And now, Uber is looking at expanding its on-demand service to allow its customers to do the same. Starting today, Uber is rolling out a new scheduled rides feature, expanding its on-demand nature….