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Uber launches $5, transit-like option on Tuesday

Last Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 7:33 am EDT

Uber launched Tuesday a transit-like option that lets users pay a flat $5 to travel with other commuters along four specific routes.

The service, called UberHOP, will use large SUVs or minivans that can carry up to five passengers from the same spot on a fixed route.

UberHOP will travel from Liberty Village, Fort York, Cityplace and the Distillery District, all going to the financial district in the morning and back to the neighbourhoods in the afternoon/evening.

The shuttle-like service is scheduled to operate during rush hour only, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The service was launched last week in Seattle.