The L-Pocalypse's penultimate weekend is upon us, with MTA workers finishing up all that track work that will keep the L from breaking down every six seconds. Good work so far! Meanwhile, Uber's stepping up its Save North Brooklyn campaign, dropping the price of its $5 cross-borough carpools to $2.75 and extending the route all the way to Bushwick. Plus, free ice cream sandwiches! What can't Uber do? (Hint: math.)
The ride-share app's been offering $5 UberPOOL rides along the shuttered section of the L line for the last three weekends, and thanks to City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, whose district has been hard hit by the shutdown, they're slashing the flat fare down to the cost of a subway ride. As per maps on Uber's blog, the rides are now good from the Hudson River between 10th and 18th Streets all the way to Flushing Avenue in Bushwick throughout the duration of the shutdown.
Note that no surge pricing will effect this deal and riders will get the cheap ride even if their driver doesn't pick up another passenger, though you must cross the East River to make your ride eligible. It's probably a good idea to start and end your ride at a subway station to avoid accidentally getting dropped off out of bounds.
TWO MORE WEEKENDS, YOU CAN DO IT, WILLIAMSBURG!