Uber has launched a deal aimed at Manhattan commuters that makes the journey to and from work cheaper than riding the train.
On Tuesday, the well-known ride-hailing app started a new promotion with sales site Gilt City to offer New Yorkers summer commuting cards that let users take unlimited UberPool rides during rush hour in Manhattan, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., below 125th Street, NBC4 reported.
The UberPool Commute Card will become available on Gilt City’s website at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, WWD reported. Three varieties will be available: a two-week pass for $49, a four-week pass for $79 and an eight-week pass for $159.
“This partnership between Gilt City and Uber is a prime example of the kind of exclusive and first-to-market offers that Gilt members won’t find anywhere else,” Jonathan Greller, president of Gilt and Saks Off 5th, said to WWD, adding that Uber is “as eager to shake up the transportation industry as Gilt is to innovate in retail.”
Comparing the Uber promotional price to an unlimited subway card showed that Uber has indeed bested the MTA on cost, NBC4 stated. A two-week subway card is $62 while a monthly pass goes for $116.50.