In a city with good public transit is Uber an essential service for passengers?
."Mass Transit" is an outmoded attempt to manage people was if they were cattle.
You would very likely infect your driver who is less then 6 feet from you or the driver who is still driving even though they are told not to will infect youIt depends on the passenger and the trip, but obviously the answer is “yes” for some trips.
- Someone who works in a hospital and has a broken down car.
- Someone who works at a grocery store or food production facility and has a sick relative who normally drives them to work.
- Someone who works at a prison and can’t afford a car.
There is no reason to shut down rideshare for all rides. To end rideshare would have a net negative result for people who have no other good options for transit (even if it’s a temporary reason for needing that ride at that time).
Good public transit isn’t a solution for certain trips and can actually create worse conditions for spreading the illness (in a higher risk area, which correlates pretty strongly with places with good transit options). If I worked in a hospital and lived on a bus route, I’d take any form of private transit over the bus, especially my own car but even someone else’s.
Sure cabs and mass transit are out dated But they are there making Uber unnecessary. If the Uber app shut down let's say for a system glitch there is an alternatives which makes this a luxury not a necessity.Mass transit will never be able to provide the access, flexibility, or efficiency of an individual car.
Private cars can go anywhere, anytime and carry more goods than mass transit.
What's the mass transit answer to this Beer Bug crisis? Run busses on reduced schedules and allow fewer passengers. That is, prevent folks from travelling. Private cars = freedom.
Moreover, Uber drivers have the flexibility to switch from transporting people to making deliveries. Uber Eats drivers ought to be making record earnings right now.
"Mass Transit" is an outmoded attempt to manage people was if they were cattle.
It doesn't that person could have easily ordered a cab. They ordered you cuz its cheaper and more convenient. Those two things don't make you essential to cities. It makes you a luxuryI've carried any number of health care workers and other essential employees during the past two weeks. If that doesn't make me essential then I don't know what would.
So no one should go anywhere then?You would very likely infect your driver who is less then 6 feet from you or the driver who is still driving even though they are told not to will infect you