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You can now take an Uber for essentially the same price as the CTA

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

Why take the train when you can take a car for pretty much the same price? All week, uberPOOL rides will only cost $3.12 per ride in the 312 area code (get it?)—which is less than a dollar more than your regular CTA fare. And that is, in our opinion, totally worth it, no matter what type of Uber driver you get. Goodbye sweaty train rides, hello air conditioned cars taking us home.

And since we live in the day and age where we can check an app to see if Uber or Lyft is cheaper, we'll make this one even easier for you—if you're willing to ride pool with one or two other people, Uber's probably going to be the best bang for your buck this week. All trips must begin and end south of Irving Park, north of 71st Street and east of Western Avenue. The $3.12 fares are available through Friday at 10pm.

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