Uber adds charter buses to its US app

  • Uber Technologies, Inc. UBER has entered into a collaboration to allow its users to charter private buses and coaches through its application, Financial Times reports.
  • The option targets weddings or wine tours across the United States, helping Uber expand beyond its core ride-sharing business.
  • US Coachways, one of the nation’s largest bus charter services, will provide the vehicles and drivers.
  • Uber will receive an undisclosed service fee for each reservation.
  • Another feature, Uber Travel, will encourage business travelers to book rides days in advance to help balance supply and demand amid the driver crisis.
  • The new Uber Travel feature invites users to link their Google Accounts to Uber to share details about upcoming trips, such as flight times, hotel reservations and dinner reservations, helping to manage customer crises. drivers.
  • Recently RBC Capital Markets suggested that rising fuel costs were weighing heavily on the supply of drivers, despite companies’ efforts to offset some of the costs to drivers.
  • Uber has recently added traditional taxis to its app in cities like New York and San Francisco, experimented with booking options for long-distance travel, like planes and trains in the UK, and integrated other modes of transport.
  • Price action: UBER shares traded down 3.23% to $23.63 when last checked on Monday.
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