Reply to post: Re: The urban transport solution for coronavirus and afterwards

Uber trials fixed-price hourly rentals for visits to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker

Claptrap314 Silver badge

Re: The urban transport solution for coronavirus and afterwards

So...it's the tube?

Think seriously about the issue. Public transport is HORRIBLE during a plague. If you have to get around, say, for food, exactly what is a person to do? Somehow, you need a ride.

Benefits:

1) You engage one taxi.

- You are exposed to the germs in one taxi for the duration of the trip.

- You are exposed to the germs of one driver for the duration of the trip.

- You do not have to wait outside the store right next to everyone else who is also waiting on a taxi.

- You do not have to wait after leaving the store at all.

2) The taxi driver engages one passenger.

- The driver is exposed to the germs of one passenger, albeit multiple times for the duration.

- The driver does not have to sit, unpaid, waiting for a call.

- The driver does not have to worry about you actually showing up when you say for the return trip.

Cost:

You have to pay the driver something to wait on you while you run inside.

This looks like a very sensible solution, especially if The Company is taking a bit less, in many cases.

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