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By Alicia Adamczyk
August 1, 2016
16th street, NW, in Washington DC
16th street, NW, in Washington DC
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Commuting in Washington D.C. but hate using the unreliable Metro system? A new ride-sharing app is now available for as little as a Metro ticket, without the hassle.

According to the Washington Observer, Via, an Uber competitor that offers only shared pool rides, will be available in the capitol between 6 and 10 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., and users’ first five fares are just $2.15 each (each additional passenger costs an extra $1), the price of a Metro ticket.

“Washingtonians are in desperate need of a system that can fix their commute during this period of extensive Metro maintenance work, and we’re thrilled to be answering the call,” Daniel Ramot,Via co-founder and CEO, said in a statement according to The Observer.

Via is also available in Chicago and New York where it costs $5 per ride. The Observer reports “the initial launch zone in D.C. will cover just the Red Line from Cleveland Park to NoMa-Gallaudet,” but it will expand its coverage area.

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