Nashville has welcomed Uber car transportation service, which offers curbside pickup. Users of the UberX or UberBLACK services download the Uber app to their smartphones, create an account and use it to order a ride and to pay for the pickup with a credit card. Within minutes, a vehicle with a personal driver arrives to transport users to their destination. Riders do not pay money directly to the driver, who collects from Uber after the company deducts a 20 percent commission.
UberBLACK, which has been used by music industry executives in New York and Los Angeles, allows riders to get curbside pickup in a black sedan.
Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman Ronnie Steine, and the Nashville Metro Council adopted changes that eliminate the $45 minimum fare and a mandatory 30-minute wait time for sedan rides, allowing for the new service to take root in Nashville. The price cuts allow for rate comparable to taxi rides.
Sample rates include:
12South to LP Field: $12
Vandy to Green Hills Mall: $17
Ryman Auditorium to Opryland: $33
The base fare for an UberX car is $2.19 plus .20 per minute. Minimum fare is $4.80 and there is a $10 cancellation fee. Sample cars include Toyota Camry, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Honda Accord.
The base fare for an UberBLACK car is $5.95 plus .30 per minute. Minimum fare is $13 and there is a $10 cancellation fee. Sample cars include Lincoln Town Car Signature, Chrysler Aspen, and Infiniti M35X.
For more information, visit uber.com.
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