Uber is currently testing out a few different versions of a monthly subscription service that incorporates a five percent discount on every ride with free Uber Eats and JUMP rides, according to TechCrunch. The testing phase is being conducted in San Francisco and Chicago, and will cost $24.99 per month.
A slightly different iteration is getting tested out in other cities, such as Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, where lower-priced passes involve discounted rides with free Eats delivery orders that exceed a certain amount of money. "From meals to wheels and everything in between, we're always looking for ways to make Uber the go-to option for your everyday needs," an Uber spokesperson said in a statement to TechCrunch.
The original version of Rider Pass doesn't offer free Uber Eats delivery, and allows its customers to use JUMP rides (bikes and scooters) for free for 30 minutes every day.
This will mark Uber's first attempt at streamlining all of their offerings under the umbrella of the Ride Pass monthly subscription, which will compete against the services provided by rival Lyft and their All-Access plan.
The ride-sharing service competition between Uber and Lyft was elevated last week when the latter company was granted an interim permit by San Francisco in light of their lawsuit against the city over violating a 10-year contract which gave them exclusive rights to operate their e-bikes service. On Friday, Lyft deployed upwards of 1,900 of its dockless e-bikes.
Since the process will need a few months to take effect, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has decided to extend JUMP's dockless permit in an effort to expand the bikesharing options available to the city's residents.
"We’re pleased that the court agrees with us and the SFMTA that no company has a monopoly over ebikes in San Francisco, and are excited that JUMP bikes can stay on the road over the course of the next 90 days," an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch. "Riders win when bikeshare companies compete in San Francisco, and we look forward to hopefully expanding our program in the future."