Sick of the subway? If you’ve been in NY long enough, you’ll surely have subway horror stories to share. I once got my purse snatched in the middle of the day while riding the subway uptown for instance! And I’ve seen so many unmentionable things while riding the subway that I wish I could erase from my memory but can’t haha! Daily complaints abound from MTA commuters and include but are not limited to:
- Express trains suddenly running local
- Trains running on the wrong track or not running at all -no explanation
- no AC in the waiting areas
- dirty all the time
- being crammed in during rush hour and having to worry about pick-pocket-ers or worse
- not being able to get a seat even if you’re pregnant
- not having elevator access, a huge problem if you have a stroller!
- Rats. Ew the rats!
In comes Via to save the day!
Cheaper than getting a private car or jumping into a NY taxi cab, Via gets you to and from your destination like a VIP. You can avoid all the aforementioned subway issues and have your own personal driver or share a ride with others going the same way for a fraction of the price.
I love that with Via, I get to rest my feet, relax with AC on, and charge up my phone (drivers often let you use their chargers!)
And the ride share program is perfect for a guilt-free, affordable car service. The NY Times likens it to taking a luxury bus lol. You split the cost by picking up /dropping up other passenger(s) along the way. Their easy-to-navigate app, has an algorithm that will magically match you and your destination with someone going the same direction.
With all the places we needed to be as a busy mom and active school-aged child, I am so happy to rely on Via for pickups in all 5 NY boroughs. The back to school and NYFW periods the first couple weeks of September were super-action-packed, sometimes requiring 3-5 destinations a day between my child and me. With Via, I avoided meltdowns from the overheated subway, meltdowns from my child who hates to walk long distances, and got everywhere I needed to be on time and without the chaos associated with packed trains.
Via operates 24/7 through the 5 boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. They also transport to and from LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark International Airports, as well as operating in Chicago and DC.
For $10 of free credit, which you can use toward your first Via ride, download the app through the link here and enter promo code ” STYLISHLYSTELLA10″ Enjoy!!
This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.