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New Commuter Option Available for DC Uber Drivers

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    A new Uber software update will allow D.C.-area drivers to earn a few bucks while commuting to work.

    The Driver Destinations feature of the ride-hailing service Uber launched Wednesday in D.C., The Washington Post reports. It allows Uber drivers to input a preferred destination twice a day and only receive rider requests along that route.

    Uber says the purpose of Driver Destinations is to attract regular commuters to driving, not just those who treat Uber as a full-time job. The update is also part of Uber's effort, Pooling Together, meant to alleviate the effects of Metro's SafeTrack initiative by easing congestion.

    Uber pledged in June to make a number of software updates, including a commute option, to improve the driver experience. Other pledged changes include the ability to pause rider requests if drivers need a coffee or bathroom break.