The Best Time to Ride on NYE

by | Dec 31, 2014 | City News, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Photo: Courtesy of Huffington Post

Photo: Courtesy of Huffington Post

New Year’s Eve is expected to be one the busiest nights ever for almost everyone. Uber is doing Manhattan a favor by staying reasonable and organized during their night forecasted with more than two million rides. The chaos of nights like these requires surge pricing to optimize reliability of drivers and the number of cars on the road.

Once the ball drops in Time Square, everyone is looking for rides at the exact same time. The highest fares are expected between 12:30 and 2:30 AM, so if you want the most affordable ride, request your driver right before 12:00 AM or wait for the early hours of 2015.

There is no need to stress about cost when getting around tonight. Uber will make sure you are always notified and asked to confirm any increased rates. There is also a feature that allows you to estimate fares before requesting a driver. If you are traveling in a pack, Use Fare Split at the end of your ride home to let everyone chip in.

Uber works to be both convenient and safe for you this New Year’s Eve. They are proud to join MADD in the fight against drunk driving. Enter promo code MADDNYE and Uber will donate $1 to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving for each trip you take on New Year’s Eve. Have a fun and safe night, and remember to let your driver know you appreciate the ride!

*Promotion code must be applied before trip. Donations will be made on rides with promotion after 6pm on 12/31/2014 and before 6am on 1/1/2015.

-by Deirdre McAndrew

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