UberACCESS: Expanding Transportation Options
Uber is evolving the way people move throughout Houston and over 200 other cities around the world. But, until now, transportation options have been limited for those who may require additional assistance.
Today, Uber Houston is announcing a new platform that will allow those needing an extra hand to request safe and reliable rides at the tap of a button.
We’ve partnered with Open Doors Organization, a non-profit organization that works to create a society in which persons of disability have the same consumer opportunities as everyone else. With Open Doors Organization, we are launching UberASSIST. We’ve trained uberX partners on the necessary knowledge and safety requirements for those with accessibility needs.
In just a few weeks we’ll be rolling out UberACCESS. With UberACCESS, we are growing our wheelchair accessible vehicle supply, transforming disabled transit and allowing on demand pickups within minutes instead of days.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Enter promo code UberACCESSHou
2. Tap the UberACCESS icon
3. Select your option:
|UberASSIST||UberASSIST is designed for additional assistance for members of the senior and disability communities. Drivers are specifically trained to assist riders into the vehicles and can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters. Note: ASSIST vehicles do not have accessible ramps.|
|Drivers of these vehicles are knowledgeable of accessibility needs and are accommodating for riders who require wheelchair accessible vehicles with a ramp for transportation.|
4. Set your location and request your ride!
- Need a helping hand or a vehicle that can accommodate a folding wheelchair, walker or scooter? Request UberASSIST
- After requesting, contact your driver ahead of time with any specific needs.
Interested in becoming a driver for UberACCESS? Sign up now with your wheelchair accessible vehicle!
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.
New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.