Eugene and Salem, Your uberX is Arriving Now
We’ve spent many sleepless nights pacing about the office, wondering when we’d have an official Oregon launch in the Pacific Northwest…but we can rest easy now.
Starting today, Uber is available in Eugene and Salem. Now residents in Track Town and Cherry City can request a ride at the touch of a button — it’s that easy! Uber will connect you with the closest available driver in town, ready to pick you up in minutes. You’ll see a photo of your drivers, the cars they’re driving, and even watch them on the app as they drive toward you. There’s never been a safer, more seamless and affordable way to move around your state.
Whether you’re hanging around Eugene for summer school or enjoying dinner and drinks in the state’s capital, let Uber be your ride.
What is uberX?
In Oregon, our ridesharing service uberX offers Uber reliability with prices cheaper than a taxi. Our uberX driver partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all driver partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX partner in Oregon, drivers must pass:
- A stringent background check
- A driving history check
- Ongoing quality controls
As always, your safety remains our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by our insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver to help ensure the highest quality experience.
UBER IS FREE IN EUGENE AND SALEM THROUGH AUGUST 7
To celebrate breaking new ground in the Willamette Valley, we’re covering the bill through August 7 with 10 rides of up to $30 each.
The best part? You don’t have to do a thing. Just download the app and we’ll make sure that your first 10 trips in Oregon are on us.
HOW TO USE UBER
- Download Uber via the App Store
- Open Uber and sign up
- Drag the pin to your pickup location and request a ride
- When your driver arrives, tell them where you’re headed
- Take your 10 free rides on us
We’re excited to finally have a couple new places to stay along the I-5, and we hope you’re excited, too. Since rides are free for the next two weeks, demand may be high. If you’re not able to connect with a driver on your first try — keep at it! Uber’s most reliable coverage in the area can be found here, but will be rapidly expanding around your city.
Start enjoying your free uberX rides today! Questions? Shoot us a note here.
Team Uber Oregon
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