Uber Technologies Inc. said it plans to make UberX Share available in five more U.S. cities in the coming weeks. UberX Share gives users a discount for sharing their ride with others.
The service will soon be available in Baltimore, Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington., the company said in a statement Wednesday.
UberX Share launched in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities across the U.S. and Canada in 2022 after a pause in shared ride availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, Uber's shared ride service was known as Uber Pool, which launched in 2014. Shared rides are typically cheaper than those under UberX, the company's standard single-user service.
"Getting more butts in seats of fewer cars will help achieve our goal of zero-emissions," Uber said in the statement. The goal of UberX Share is "to encourage fewer cars on the road and less impact to the planet."
Uber said it plans to expand UberX Share to other U.S. cities soon.