Uber has announced plans to launch a subscription for customers in Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Miami, and Orlando.
The fixed price plan will allow passengers to avoid price surges during peak times and always ride at a fixed price.
The plan will cost $24.99 (£19) a month in Los Angeles and $14.99 in Austin, Denver, Miami, and Orlando.
Product manager Dan Bilen said: “One thing we hear a lot from riders is that changes in price – however small – can make it tough to plan their day with Uber.”
“The daily commute is a classic example, and it goes something like this: you pay one low price for the ride to work, only to find the ride back home is a different story.”
“We want to make Uber a reliable alternative to driving yourself – an affordable option people can use for their everyday transportation needs.”
The Ride Pass will apply to UberX, Uber Pool and Uber Express Pool and will eventually also apply to e-bike and scooter access.
“We are in a good position in terms of the company’s profile in terms of profitability,” he said earlier this year. “Margins continue to get better. We have a very strong balance sheet, and I do think that we are on track.”
Ride-hailing app Lyft also plans to go public next year. The banks proposed a valuation range of $18 billion to $30 billion.