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Uber, Lyft, Gett, Juno, and Via: Which of these 5 NYC taxi alternatives is right for you?

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    Uber is a website and mobile app that allows you to get a ride similar to a taxi service from your phone.
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    ​Price: It varies; UberX has $2.55 baseline fare and is 35 cents/minute after that; UberXL has a base of $3.85 and then costs 50 cents a minute; UberBlack has a base of $7 and is 65 cents a minute; and UberSUV has a base of $14 and a per-minute rate of 80 cents. There's also UberTaxi—which simply flags down a regular yellow or green cab for you—and UberPool, which matches you with another nearby rider going in the same direction so that you can split the fare. That one's $2.55 baseline and 35 cents/minute but split (the cheapest option). And from 7- 10 a.m. and 5- 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, all UberPool rides are $5 below 125th Street.

    #Ride Sharing #Taxi #Commuting 25 social mentions

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    Lyft is a mobile app that lets you get rides from pace to place for a fee. If you want to be a Lyft driver, you can go to their website and easily sign up to start driving for them. Read more about Lyft.
    ​Price: $2.50 baseline charge, then 35 cents a minute or $1.79 per miles. There's an $8 minimum for rides (like Uber), and occasional surge time "plus pricing" that costs $5.50 at the base, 50 cents per minute, and $2.97 per mile. Lyft also has a shared taxi option, known as Lyft Line, which is $2.50 baseline and 35 cents per minute, wiht a minimum of $6. (Special offer for new Lyft riders: Click here to receive a $50 Lyft credit).

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    Gett that is also known as GetTaxi, is the name of a global ride sharing application that at the moment is offering its car riding services in two hundred cities of the world.
    Nonetheless, it was a pleasant trip all around: The car was clean, the driver professional (he told us that he "really liked" Gett and felt fairly compensated; on a related note, he also said Gett has decided not to cut drivers' compensation despite the $10-a-trip promotion), and the checkout process quick and easy (like Uber, the app tallies everything and charges your credit card).

    #Transportation #Taxi #Ride Sharing

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    NOTE: goJuno has been discontinued.
    Taxi on demand
    The experience: While we've anecdotally heard reports that there aren't enough drivers yet on Juno, when we tried it out on a recent Saturday night, there were plenty of cars available, and our driver arrived within a few minutes. The service was professional and efficient (and the pricing roughly comparable to what we've paid for the same route on other services). Plus, at the end of your ride, Juno sends you an email "from your driver" telling you exactly how much extra money they earned since you opted for Juno in lieu of, say, Uber or Lyft, a nice little extra if you're hoping to feel virtuous.

    #Ride Sharing #Taxi #Commuting

  5. Via is reimagining how the world moves. We develop innovative mobility solutions for on-demand and pre-scheduled transit, powered by the world’s most advanced technology.
    Bottom line: We use Via all the time, as long as we're not in a big rush to get somewhere. Just prepare to add a few extra minutes to your trip thanks to all the pick-ups. But considering it’ll only cost $2.25 more than the subway (and you can avoid waiting in the hot subway stations this summer), we’re kind of hooked. We’re also wondering when the first Via marriage will take place.​

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