Uber is announcing a new carpooling service that will run during the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Called “uberPOOL,” the service will allow users to “share a ride, split the cost and help Toronto move,” meaning users can share a ride with another passenger heading in the same direction.
“It’s the same reliability, safety and comfort of UberX, for up to half the price,” Uber said in a statement, “Congestion is a major pain point in Toronto, especially during the Games. We want to be part of the solution.”
The service will be launching Tuesday, running until July 26th.
UberPOOL will be free during the morning and evening commutes on Tuesday for users to test it out.
According to Uber spokeswoman Susie Heath, Toronto is the sixth city in the world to introduce UberPOOL, in addition to city’s like San Francisco and New York City.