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We are pleased to announce that Uber has offered us a special deal for Anthrocon 2014!

New users to Uber can use the promo code FURRY to get $20 off their first ride!

Q: "What us Uber?"
A: Uber is an app that allows you to request a ride on demand.

Q: "Is there an iPhone or Android app?"
A: Yes, there's both! The iPhone app is here and the Android app is here.

Q: "Is Uber fursuit-friendly?"
A: It sure is!

Q: "I got 3 fursuiters in an Uber car, now what?"
A: Take a picture and Tweet it to @Anthrocon and @Uber_PIT!

Q: "Can I use Uber to get back to my hotel room at 2 AM when the dances close?"
A: You sure can, Uber is available 24 hours!

Got questions that aren't answered here? Drop by our Uber travel page or leave a comment on this post!

We'll see you at the con in 2 weeks!

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This looks great! But can you request a ride for 6+ people? Do they have vehicles (minivan-sized) that can carry more than 3-4 passengers at a time?

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If I understand right Uber is a service where you're basically requesting any nearby drivers that happen to be signed onto Uber as a driver to pick you up and drop you off.  I can beleive they're more reliable than normal taxi services (my opinion of normal taxi services is pretty low), but I have a hard time beleiving they're reliable at 2 AM or that you can reasonably expect them to come with a van.

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Don't know how this would affect AC but came across this story about the Pennsylvania PUC trying to shut down ride share companies like Uber and Lyft. Says a decision could be issued by July 1st. Can read the story here.

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Yeah they were shut down effective today.

http://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2014/07/01/lyft-uber-ordered-to-cease-operations

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But per the update at the end, they intend to operate through the weekend.

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As of today they were handed a C&D order. I'm not entirely sure you will be able to rely on them this weekend.

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I believe they are allowed to operate for the 7 days they have to file an appeal to it. But after that the C&D is in effect and they can't operate at all.

BUT both Uber and Lyft have an ally in the Mayor of Pittsburgh. http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3253

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Hands up anyone who thinks this WONT hurt their AC business.  I mean...a lot of folks are either in transit or will be soon.  And right now they dont know if they'll be able to use Uber or not.

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Just in time for the convention!  Lovely!  Well, heres hoping this is the only real hicccup this AC (keeps an eye on tropical storm Arthur).

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