From an email:
“We announced a new Non-Stop Shared Rides option in DC on the five year anniversary of Uber Pool’s launch.
The new non-stop Uber Pool option brings riders to their destination in roughly the same time as an UberX (i.e. non-shared ride).
We know Uber Pool is a popular option, especially for DC commuters, and this new option provides another way to get to work easily and on a budget. When riders opt-in, they’ll be the ‘last in, first out’ for their ride, and be offered Uber Cash for future rides or Uber Eats.
What started out as an affordable way to share a ride five years ago has now evolved into a consistent way for riders to fit Uber into their budget, whether it’s commuting to and from work, catching a ride with friends, or exploring the city.
You can learn more about this new feature HERE.”