Uber might have been the first ride-sharing app to revolutionize the transportation industry, but since it was founded in 2009, plenty of others have sprung up. So if, in the wake of
recent allegations against the company, you find yourself hopping on the #DeleteUber bandwagon, rest assured, you have options.
How do you decide which service to take from point A to point B — whether you need a ride home, to work, or from one nightclub to the next? Well, mostly it will depend on which companies operate in your city. Uber's major selling point tends to be that it is available in far more locations than most of its competitors.
But there are plenty of reasons to try other ride-hailing apps, and their services are increasingly available in more places. Ahead, we've rounded up six that are worth a try — and which prove Uber's not the only game in town.
What it is: Juno operates in much the same way as Lyft and Uber. You enter your pick-up and drop-off address and choose from three car types: Bliss, Lux, and SUV. There is no "pool" option, but you can add special requests such as "need assistance" when you have luggage or "quiet ride" when you need to zone out.
Where it is: New York City.
The selling point: The service says that more of its riders' fees go to drivers because of a lower up-front commission.
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What it is: If you want to carpool to work but don't have any coworkers who live nearby, you can find some with Scoop. With each ride, you opt to be the driver or rider. Then, enter details about your timing and where you're headed. Scoop sets you up with a driver or passengers (their fee can go towards gas) and a route for your shared commute.
Where it is: The Bay Area.
The selling point: You're saving money and the environment.
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What it is: With Gett, you get four car options (standard, deal, premium, and SUV) and a "pool" option. The more rides you take, the more loyalty points you earn, which contribute to getting you a five-star driver.
Where it is: 100 cities around the world — but only one in the United States: New York City.
The selling point: No surge pricing at any time of day.
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What it is: Renowned traffic app Waze is piloting a new carpooling program. Schedule your ride ahead and you'll be paired with a fellow commuter headed in the same direction.
Where it is: The Bay Area.
The selling point: You're being environmentally friendly and getting the best of Waze's traffic-predicting technology to ensure you're on the fastest route.
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What it is: With Via, you'll almost always share a ride with others going in a similar direction. Enter your pick-up and drop-off locations, and you'll be assigned a nearby corner to meet your car.
Where it is: New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
The selling point: Flat fares mean that rides are incredibly affordable. On weekdays, you'll pay just $5 in Manhattan, $3.95 in Chicago, and $2.95 in D.C. You can also opt for 7-day or 30-day unlimited rides with a Via Pass.
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What it is: Lyft is by far the most widespread ride-sharing service besides Uber. You have three car options — Lyft, Plus, and Premier — as well as a pooling option, "Line."
Where it is: 300 cities throughout the United States, including everywhere from Fort Myers, FL, to Kalamazoo, MI.
The selling point: It's available in far more places than its competitors.
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