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Uber adds ride scheduling after strong customer demand for the option

Uber adds ride scheduling after strong customer demand for the option

Ride-hailing service Uber has finally added the option to schedule rides in advance. Users will be able to schedule a ride 30 days in advance on Uber. Users were asking Uber for quite some time to allow ride scheduling. Uber otherwise works on demand and supply principle and the ride cost varies as per demand.

On Thursday, Uber announced that customers will be allowed to schedule a ride 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. Uber vehicles are generally available within few minutes and rarely a customer has complained about not been able to get a ride when they need it.

BART won’t be running regular service from North Concord on Monday

BART won’t be running regular service from North Concord on Monday

Testing over the recently past weekend ended with BART making the decision to keep running shuttle trains between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord stations, but trains will not be running regular service between the two stations Monday morning, officials said.

Last Saturday, BART conducted tests and announced that it would start running normal service, but that could not last long because of the persistent issue. The train system has been struggling to determine the source of voltage spikes that have been plaguing BART's East Bay line for weeks.

BART partially restores train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point

BART partially restores train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay

BART partially restored train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations on Monday by running a train between the two locations, but cautioned that it could take time for the service to return to normal.

The transport provider said its crews tested a new tool yesterday to measure voltage spikes more precisely. The voltage spikes are currently happening in 100 milliseconds, and the new tool is expected to shed light on the problem that that damaged fifty cars and forced BART to temporarily close tracks between the two stations around a week ago.

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Ends Prematurely due to Storm

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Ends Prematurely due to Storm

Cruise ship ‘Anthem of the Seas’ has ended another cruise prematurely due to high risk of storm in the Atlantic Ocean, informed Royal Caribbean. The same cruise ship suffered due to a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean, earlier this month. Royal Caribbean informed on Twitter that the cruise ship ‘Anthem of the Seas’ will return to its home port in Bayonne, New Jersey. As a precautionary measure, the crew decided to “avoid a severe storm and provide guests with a comfortable journey back home.”

Sabre sells Travelocity to Expedia for $280 million

Sabre sells Travelocity to Expedia for $280 million

Southlake-based technology firm Sabre Corp. announced on Friday that it sold its online travel agency Travelocity to rival firm Expedia Inc. for $280 million in cash.

Both the Travelocity and Expedia allow people to search and book various travel services, including flights, car rentals and hotels, from the premises of their homes through internet.

Expedia Inc., which owns a number of brands ranging from Hotels. com to China's eLong, said the acquisition would allow it to continue to innovate and deliver the greatest travel experiences.

Boston taxi owners resort to legal action against ride-sharing services

Boston taxi owners resort to legal action against ride-sharing services

An association of conventional taxi owners in Boston has accused city officials of breaching their constitutional rights by permitting ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. to operate in the city.

In a lawsuit filed in a local court on Friday, the Boston Taxi Owners Association alleged that the city officials were imposing regulatory burdens on them while allowing ride sharing services to operate without any such burdens.

Melina Schuler, a spokesperson for the city, said, "The city of Boston has not yet seen the complaint, but our legal team will review it upon receipt."

Uber lowers prices in 48 Cities

Uber lowers prices in 48 Cities

On Friday, Uber slashed its prices in over 48 states. Citing reasons for the price cut, Uber said that this is the seasonal price cut that is happening in Miami, Orlando, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City, among others.

The basic aim of the cut is to simply "beat the winter slump" and to benefit the drivers with increased profits.

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