Uber Riders in D.C. Area Can Now Schedule Rides in Advance.
Starting Thursday, Uber Riders in the D.C. Area will have a new kind of access to Ubers…
According to an Uber news release, riders will now be offered the ability to schedule rides in advance. Uber riders will now be able to “select uberX and tap ‘Schedule a Ride,’ set your pickup date, time, location, and destination, confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap ‘Schedule uberX.’”
Uber riders will now be able to schedule a ride anywhere from 30 minutes in advance to 30 days in advance.
According to Tom Hayes, Uber’s D.C. general manager, “It is something that people have been asking for, especially our business travelers.” According to Hayes, “Right as the ride is coming, you will get another fare estimate based on current conditions but you will be able to cancel within five minutes for no fee if you are not happy with it.”
Uber is continuing to stand in the gap created by Metro’s Safetrack program and the devastating delays and closures that riders have had to suffer through due to repairs.
• Select uberX and tap “Schedule a Ride.”
• Set your pickup date, time, location, and destination.
• Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap “Schedule uberX.” You can cancel at any time before your ride is on the way.
• We’ll send you reminders both 24 hours and 30 minutes in advance of your pickup. You’ll be notified after your ride is on the way, as well as whether surge pricing applies.