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!
Today, we are excited to announce that Uber will give $5.5M to support a new robotics faculty chair as well as three fellowships at CMU. This gift is part of a partnership we announced earlier this year. In addition, we’re pumped to be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh that includes world leading research institutions and companies, as well as an increasing number of start-ups.
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.