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Schools are trying to use Uber as buses for student transportation

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dancingdiary
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 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This Uber driver claimes that this Phoenix school called his Uber and tried to put 8 little kids in his car to transport! Unreal, even schools are trying to cut costs with Uber.

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/national/uber-driver-claims-phoenix-school-is-using-ride-share-service-for-student-transportation

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    KrisMarcs
    6
     2 weeks ago

    I see so many issues with this. For example, how would it known when all the children have boarded and have been seated?  What if there was an injury as the kid climbs on the bus? 

    What if a predator gets on the bus and hijacks it? 

    Kids need supervision.  School drivers do so much more than just "drive."

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    JHLong01
    27
     2 weeks ago

    Uber Freight can be used for school buses, sure.

    This may actually not be a bad idea, as the school buses take very specific routes every day on a schedule. 

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      ChazKillington
      39
       2 weeks ago

      Oh you are talking about Uber's logic driving the school buses?  I think the article is talking about just using regular UberXs.

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    LG-PA
    810 Driver
     2 years ago

    we (Uber drivers) can't transport anyone under 18 without adult supervision

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    Bigfrank
    440 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Hello stupid schools keep your germie kids in school busses and stop looking for shortcuts to save money. 

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      wanderingbritt
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       2 years ago

      Just shows how cheap Uber is if schools think it is cheaper than owning school busses

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    AlexMartian
    18
     2 years ago

    That is definitely not allowed.. some sort of liability has to kick in here?

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    TomHarding
    11
     2 years ago

    The Uber and Lyft policy is that persons under 18 must be accompanied by someone over 17.

    In Chicago, New York City, and Washingtonm D.C. where VIA operates, their policy is persons from 13 to 17 must have a parents or guardians permission to ride.

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    bettyvanwhy
    179 Rider
     2 years ago

    How would any caretaker/teacher ever think this is ok?!

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    jinglesmih
    41
     2 years ago

    That is so pathetic. I would be pissed if I found out my kids school was doing this.

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    DrJill
    81 Driver
     2 years ago

    I have actually had parents call for rideshare for their children who missed the bus!  Most of them have been highschool seniors not elementary children.  I have had one parent call a rideshare to take a sick child home from school.  This child was 6th grade according to the school nurse.  I told the school nurse that an adult had to accompany the child to her home - and I would be glad to bring the supervising adult back to the school.  So, the school nurse grudgingly came along for the ride.  I drive for Lyft and Uber and these issues are occurring in Pittsburgh, PA.  Jill SM

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    DWang02
    105 Rider
     2 years ago

    Sounds like Uber marketing