Starting Friday, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed for at least two weeks as Bertha drills underneath the aging highway. Seattle has made sure that every conceivable transportation option available to commuters gets a boost during this time in order to alleviate what is sure to be an absolute traffic mess in and around downtown.
Now the city has partnered with Uber to give commuters just another option for carpooling and getting to and from the water taxi terminal.
The partnership is with a new Uber service called uberHOP. The service allows riders to carpool along pre-planned designated routes. Rides can be ordered using the standard Uber cell phone application.
During the viaduct closure, the ride-share drivers will move passengers to and from locations in West Seattle to the West Seattle water taxi terminal. They will also move passengers to and from downtown pickup/drop-off locations to the downtown water taxi terminal.
It'll cost you $2.50 to use uberHOP and the service will be available between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every weekday during the closure.
The move also gives KING 5 one more chance to show off their fantastic graphics game. We see you, KING 5.