Taking an Uber (UBER) has just become a more reasonable alternative to your morning subway ride.
Instead of suffering on a crowded train during your morning commute, New Yorkers can now opt for $5 UberPOOL rides. The company announced on Sunday that Manhattanites will now be offered a flat rate of $5 for their UberPOOL. However, there are some limitations.
According to the press release, the deal will only be available during peak rush hours on weekdays—from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will also only be accessible for Uber riders who are getting both picked up and dropped off in Manhattan below 110th street.
As with any UberPOOL, you’ll get picked up at a corner near your starting point and dropped off at another corner near your destination, making the route more direct and subsequently saving you time. But you may have to deal with picking up and dropping off other commuters, likely adding to your travel time.
Uber could not immediately be reached for comment.