Uber is lowering fares for its uberX service in Los Angeles and San Diego for the next two weeks to be more competitive with rivals Lyft and Sidecar.
The announcement comes just weeks after the state's Public Utilities Commission announced new regulations that legalize online ride-sharing services, which are on-demand-ride services that users book and pay for through their smartphones. Uber said the price cut will make uberX fares "substantially less than a taxi."
Uber said rides from Santa Monica to Venice will now cost $8 (previously $10), rides from LAX to Manhattan Beach will cost $16 (previously $20), and rides from West Hollywood to Santa Monica will cost $22 (previously $26).
Uber said a taxicab ride from Santa Monica to Venice typically costs $13, including tip.
Rival ride-sharing firm Lyft charges $8 to $9 for rides from Santa Monica to Venice, $14 to $15 for rides from LAX to Manhattan Beach and $28 to $30 for rides from West Hollywood to Santa Monica.