moorlander wrote:Does anyone have a preference between Lyft and Uber? Does either differentiate themselves?
Uber offers many services so it's not an apples to apples comparison. Of the Uber offerings below, only uberX can be compared to Lyft. Ref: https://www.uber.com/
Only the Uber offerings of Taxi, Black, SUV, and LUX are traditional taxi services. This is why Mayor Slay has stated on Twitter that Uber will hit the market before Lyft will. To be clear, this excludes uberX as it faces similar hurdles as Lyft.
"It's important to clarify that Uber has not be been talking with the Mayor's team about its ridesharing product, UberX," Simpson said. "Uber has been focused only on its professional limo product called Uber Black, and that's why it hasn't sought significant changes at this point to the existing rules. The limo rules clearly do apply to Uber Black, and those rules clearly do not apply to ridesharing. As in every other location around the country, we anticipate that if Uber ever decides to bring its UberX ridesharing product to St. Louis, Uber will seek the same regulatory changes that Lyft will be seeking."
From: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... 26a46.html
Uber Service Levels:
- uberX: Peer to peer transportation like Lyft. This is where drivers like you and I can use our own cars as "taxis" to give people rides using the uberX app. Of course, only after we've gone through the approval process and are insured.
- Taxi: Yellow taxi
- Black: High-end, black sedan taxi
- SUV: SUV (seats up to 6) taxi
- LUX. Luxury taxi