Uberannounced Monday afternoon plans to expand its services ahead of an anticipated strike by SEPTA’s unionized workers in Philadelphia.
Uber plans to expand Pool, aservice that allows customers to share their ride with fellow passengers traveling to nearby locations, by increasing its coverage zone by 800 percent to cover all 154 SEPTA rail stations,
Previously, UberPool was limited to Philadelphia County and its immediate suburbs, as well as Wilmington. Starting Tuesday, its coverage will extend north to Frenchtown, New Jersey, west to just outside Reading, Pennsylvania, east to Trenton, and south to New Castle, Delaware.
In total, Uber will expand its coverage areato more than 2,600 miles.