Rideshare companies, in addition to public transit, are paving the way for the elimination of personal vehicles altogether. Rideshare company Lyft recently introduced a subscription program for its customers. For $299 a month, subscribers to Lyft’s all-access plan get 30 private and shared rides up to $15. If the rides end up costing more than $15, the subscribers must pay the difference in price.
One of Lyft’s primary competitors, Uber, is also testing a subscription plan called Uber Plus. But the company has not expanded that service; it is only available in Boston, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. With Uber Plus, subscribers pay up front for a month of reduced fare prices. Payments, for example, can be as low as $20 for a package of 20 to 40 trips.
These new subscription plans appear to be targeting people who use the rideshare service for regular commuting, or in place of having a personal vehicle. In a recent company statement, Lyft said: “as more affordable and convenient commuting options become available, people will need their cars less and our relationship with transportation will change.” With rideshare companies marketing all-access plans, and with the further development of public transit systems such as MARTA, many of those living and/or working in the Metro Atlanta area might find it unnecessary to have their own vehicle.
Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore LLC is following this story as well as the development of legal and personal injury issues related to rideshare subscriptions. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a collision while on a Lyft or Uber and needs help with a personal injury claim, contact us online or give Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore LLC a call today at (404) 436-1529.