By The Hindu, December 26, 2018 The Seattle-based Uber and Lyft have introduced new features that make it easier to use their platforms to get home safely.
In addition, the ride-hailing services also offer some free travel to cities that offer free or low-cost rides, which is one of the main reasons why they were the most-requested apps in the city for a month-long study.
The new features in Seattle include: • UberPool – A free ride on the same platform for two to five people, at no additional cost to the customer.
• Lyft Pool – A $5-per-minute ride on a different platform for a total of three to five passengers, for a maximum of four people per ride.
There is a fee for using both services.
UberPool: $1 per minute for the first person and $1 for the second, for each additional person, for three to seven passengers.
LyftPool: Free, up to $10 per person per ride, for two or more people, for one ride per person.
The price is waived if the rider’s travel time is below three minutes.
In addition, users can use both apps at the same time.
For the study, which was conducted between October 26 and November 7, Uber and UberPool were included as both a free option and a discounted option, depending on the travel time, location and cost of the trip.
Both apps offered the same service.
However, LyftPool offered a discounted ride for people who were traveling in Seattle or Portland and a cheaper ride for users in other cities.
After the study period ended, the two UberPool services ranked first and second in the region for both the number of rides and overall ridership, according to a study conducted by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) in conjunction with the American Community Survey (ACS).
According to the data, UberPool had about 4,000 rides in Seattle and about 2,000 in Portland during the study.
The two apps were also the most popular among both users and drivers in the cities, according the study conducted in conjunction.
LyftPool was also popular, with 4,300 rides and more than 1,000 drivers in Seattle, while UberPool was popular, but only about 900 rides.
To compare the results, Lyft had more than 10 times more rides and drivers than UberPool in Seattle.
Overall, Lyft and Uber were popular in the Seattle region for users and the most used of the two apps, but both apps were not as popular in Portland and other parts of the city, according SDOT data.
Seattleites had high rates of trips and drivers that use both UberPool and LyftPool.
According the SDOT study, the overall ride-to-ride rate in Seattle was more than three times higher than that of Portland.
As a result, Seattleites made 2.5 trips per person and drivers made nearly 7,500 rides during the two-month period.
This means that in the study month, the number and number of trips by users was about six times higher, compared to the number by drivers.
A significant number of drivers had a higher average number of users per trip than did users.
On the other hand, the ridership rate was higher for users than for drivers, with more than 20% of trips made by users and more people than drivers making trips by drivers, the study said.
SDOT data showed that there was also a strong trend in Seattle drivers choosing to use LyftPool to get back home to Portland, which led to a significant decrease in trip numbers by drivers compared to trips made in other parts (e.g., Seattle, Oregon).
In the study by the SDOTS, the most common reasons drivers were using LyftPool were to get to work, to take care of family or friends, and to work in a company that offers free or reduced-cost trips.
Trip numbers in Portland were lower than those in Seattle for a number of reasons.
Among the most prominent ones was that UberPool drivers were more likely to be part-time or take less than full-time work.
According to the study: About 10% of UberPool users in Portland had a job, compared with 7% of LyftPool users.
UberPool riders also had more trips per month compared with LyftPool riders.
In comparison, Lyft riders made less trips per year than Uber Pool riders.
At the same rate, Lyft Pool drivers had more crashes on Portland’s roads than Uberpool drivers.
Uber Pool drivers also made more trips than LyftPool drivers.
In terms of ridership and trips, Lyft drivers had about a 1.5-fold increase in ridership compared to UberPool.
Lyft Pool ridership was about 1.3 times more than UberPPool ridership.
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