When compared against public transit, Uber's price is usually the key barrier, and the company's carpooling service, while more cost effective, is still significantly above the price of a subway ride, but Uber Express Pool might be the company's best option yet. The express option is almost like a bus service created to order every time, asking riders to do a little walking to make it to their final destination in exchange for a far more affordable ride.
Like Uber Pool, Uber Express Pool carries multiple Uber customers at a time. But instead of picking them up and dropping them off at a precise location, the app directs users for where to be picked up and dropped off en route, saving time as a whole.
Uber Express Pool has the most potential during morning and evening commutes. Whereas standard Uber service or even Uber Pool can easily be double the price of a public transit ticket, Uber Express Pool is up to 30 percent cheaper, making it a competitive option.