Uber offers temporary $5 late-night fare
Company says service will make T transition easier
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Uber plans to offer its pool car service at reduced fares on early-morning weekend hours to help people “transition” out of extended-hours MBTA weekend service, which is set to end March 19.
Chris Taylor, general manager of Uber in Boston, announced the temporary discounted service at a meeting of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday afternoon. The control board recently voted to end the late-night T service.“We want to make that transition a little bit easier,” Taylor said.
Lawmakers on Friday unveiled a bill to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services. Amendments to that bill are due by 10 a.m. Wednesday for a floor debate later that afternoon.