UberPOOL Prices Lowered Again for Urbanite Miamians
UberPOOL, the least expensive and most egalitarian version of Uber, is now up to 80% off for rides in Downtown Miami, Brickell, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, and every location within the Miami Request Zone. That means that if you live in Brickell but want to make it over to to South Beach but don’t mind sharing a car with a stranger or two you’r paying a fraction off what you had to pay before. Checking earlier today, UberPOOL was offering a ride from South Beach to Downtown for just over $2. A more recent check showed the price had risen slightly to $3-something, while an estimate for UberX (the second-least expensive version) came in at just over $7. This could be what travel pricing looks like in the brave new world, heavily based on distance and economy. When an Uber ride costs about the same as the bus, nevermind parking, is when Miami transportation rules really start to change.
UPDATE: Uber and competitor Lyft are now legal in Miami.