The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not going to be winning a popularity contest anytime soon. Upcoming L Train weekend plans would have severely limited travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan, leaving New Yorkers stranded or relegated to crowded shuttle buses.
Uber will alleviate some of the stress with $5 flat fee rides along the L Line between Williamsburg and Manhattan for five weekends.
Flat rates will run between 11:30pm on Fridays until 5am on Mondays from April 17th to May 18th.
“In an effort to connect riders with the places, people, and businesses they care about, we’re offering $5 uberPOOL rides along the L Line between Williamsburg and Manhattan for 5 weekends. We encourage you to keep those cross-borough plans, make an effort to see your long-distance friends, and support the businesses you love.”
The uberPOOL service is a ride/cost sharing option connecting travellers who happen to be requesting a ride along a similar route.