UberASSIST: 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 participating uberX partners on the necessary knowledge and safety requirements for those with specific accessibility needs.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Enter promo code UberACCESSHou
2. Tap the UberACCESS icon
3. Select the uberASSIST 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.|
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 uberASSIST? Sign up now with your wheelchair accessible vehicle!
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
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.