Millions of locals and travelers rely on ride-hailing services to get from one place to the next.
And a majority of users have depended on the Uber app, but a string of high-profile accusations, including workplace sexual harassment, assaults committed by drivers, intellectual property theft and other serious morale concerns, have led thousands of users to delete the app.
In addition, Uber shares have been stumbling amid the scandals, CNBC reported.
Still, finding alternatives to the popular app can be challenging, considering several startup options such as Fasten, Via or Juno are only available in select markets.
We’ve rounded up three rideshare services available in metro Atlanta for those interested:
Lyft is the second most popular rideshare service nationwide with 90 percent of its rides earning five-star ratings, according to the company.
As Uber shares have stumbled, its rival company has seen a boost in ridership.
This taxi app connects you to rides in 65 different cities, including Atlanta, where the company is partnered with Atlanta Checker Cab.
From the Curb website: “Covering Cobb, Dekalb, and Fulton counties, your Curb driver will expertly navigate the metro Atlanta area to serve you. From the Georgia Aquarium to Lenox Square Mall, Curb can take you wherever you need to go.”
Georgia Commute Options offers a free service with more than 50,000 potential carpoolers (or vanpoolers).
Residents in a 20-county metro Atlanta region who use “green” commute options, including public transit, car- and van-pooling, biking, walking or teleworking can also earn cash and gas cards.
If you’re not interested in carpooling and are only looking for company rideshare options, try using Ride Guru, which offers a list of rideshare fare estimates for your specific route.
For example, a sample route below from Marietta to Atlanta shows the cheapest options as Lyft and Uber X, followed by traditional taxi cab.
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