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Uber Express Pool, What do drivers think? I hate it!

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momof4
8199 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years ago

The most awful idea ever. Dont take express pool rides. Approx. 75% of riders are never on corner or are on the wrong one. Most of them are still at their house. If you have to drive to their house or wait at corner other passenger is now annoyed because they have to wait so what happens driver is getting 1 star. Even though its not drivers fault rider needs to take their anger out on someone. Why not the driver? Uber puts them on the most dangerous intersection where you cannot stop and pick someone up. It would cause a road rage incident when I stop my car to let someone in. Probably get myself or passenger shot. If not that reason I would get rear ended when I stop there. I have 2 favorite areas, 1 was placed at an on ramp to I 95 at  Academy Rd. in Philly. Its at a traffic light but it an on ramp. The other one was rated the most dangerous corner in nation. Now its in top 10 Roosevelt Blvd. and Red Lion Rd. I will not even get into how little $ it is that you earn. Most passengers play dumb when you go to drop them off on the corner. "This isnt my destination", "I dont know how to get there from here", or "I didnt know. I thought it drops you off at the place of the address". I end up dropping most off at their exact location. 

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    EllaOfCinder
    206 Rider
     4 years ago

    Is UberExpress the one that makes me walk to the end of my road (about 50 yards) and to save me $0.28?  Yeah, it's a horrible concept.  I actually thought about trying it but I figured it was too much trouble for me and the driver alike. (I live in a suburb in the woods. It'd save no time for the driver, and it's doubtful I'd be able to pool the ride with anyone else on my street with 4 houses on it.)

    I was telling myself it must work better in the city.  More like a bus, but when I think logistics?  It's hard to picture it working.

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    AsStibelDude
    668 Driver
     4 years ago

    I hear you about UberExpress Pool  Holy cow, it's crazy awful.  First of all, it's super dangerous and the hassel is insane.  even more insane than Ubereats, which is saying a lot.

    I drive in Boston, and I received an ExpressPool request at Mass Ave and Boylston (in fact more than once), which is one of the most crowded and jammed intersections of all time. I had to wait for students from Berkeley and Northeastern at that intersection, but it was virtually impossible for me to hold my ground.  I ended up having to pull off and pull into another road, because there was NO WAY I could have stayed at the spot the app specified.

    Convenient location?  Sure, it's a nice central spot for these college students and I can see why the app would suggest that but, but it wasn't realistic at all.  The pax understood and didn't care, except for the trouble of connecting over the phone, but I had a suspicion that I drove more than they had to walk.  Follow m…

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    I hear you about UberExpress Pool  Holy cow, it's crazy awful.  First of all, it's super dangerous and the hassel is insane.  even more insane than Ubereats, which is saying a lot.

    I drive in Boston, and I received an ExpressPool request at Mass Ave and Boylston (in fact more than once), which is one of the most crowded and jammed intersections of all time. I had to wait for students from Berkeley and Northeastern at that intersection, but it was virtually impossible for me to hold my ground.  I ended up having to pull off and pull into another road, because there was NO WAY I could have stayed at the spot the app specified.

    Convenient location?  Sure, it's a nice central spot for these college students and I can see why the app would suggest that but, but it wasn't realistic at all.  The pax understood and didn't care, except for the trouble of connecting over the phone, but I had a suspicion that I drove more than they had to walk.  Follow me?  I might as well have driven to their apartment.

    I appreciate Uber trying, but I feel as though it isn't ready for prime time (hehe).  They have to work out these kinks.  I am sort of surprised it's already been released all over.

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