CHICAGO -- There’s a new carpooling option in Chicago.
Two ride-share carpooling options are already up and running. Uber Pool, in which up to four people can share a ride for 30-percent less than a regular UberX ride by yourself.
And last week, Lyft Line came to Chicago also with an option for 30-percent less than a regular ride.
And now there’s Via, where you ride in a black car and there’s always a set rate.
Via riders have to set their pick up and drop off locations in the Via app and are then picked up by a black car driven by a driver licensed by the city of Chicago.
Other passengers along the similar route are then picked up, they’re just asked to walk to a nearby corner to make the route more efficient.
The rate is always $5.
Currently, Via operates from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. between Lakeview and the Loop.
More information on all the ride sharing carpool options below:
- PACE Rideshare: https://www.pacerideshare.com/
- Lyft Line: http://blog.lyft.com/posts/chi-line
- UberPOOL: http://newsroom.uber.com/chicago/2015/11/chiuberpool/
- Via: http://ridewithvia.com/