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Uber piloting 'bus-like' commuter service

Posted on December 15, 2015

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SEATTLE — Uber has announced it is piloting a multi-person, ride-sharing scheme called UberHOP that picks up and drops off passengers along a pre-determined route, Wired.co.UK reported.

Users will be paired with a driver and other commuters going in the same direction, and then be directed to a pick-up location. Once there the driver will load up with the commuters, and drop them off at a "pre-destined" (determined?) stop, "so you can walk the last few blocks to work," according to the report.

The de facto busses will run "during commuting hours" across Seattle starting 10 December, as part of a pilot scheme. Uber says the service is designed not to replace mass transit, but to augment it "at no extra cost," according to Wired.co.UK.

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