Bus

Uber piloting 'bus-like' commuter service

Posted on December 15, 2015

UberHOP
UberHOP

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.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close