How Uber Can Be a Daily Transportation Option
When riders consider Uber, it’s often as a one-time transportation solution. They might use it on vacation to get from the airport to the hotel, for instance, or to head downtown on a weekend. But there’s lots of ways that Uber can be used on a daily basis, whether it’s to commute to work or to pick up groceries.
While public transportation is still very much a necessity, research has found that Uber acts as an important complement for commuters. A study conducted by the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) found that ride-sharing services are most often used during times when public transportation isn’t available. The same study also found that those who use one mode of shared transportation are more likely to seek out other modes, often combining public transit, bikes-haring, car-sharing, and ride-sourcing in a way that allows them to operate without driving a car.
As consumers and businesses gradually move away from a one-car, one-driver commuting lifestyle, cities can find emissions reduce and traffic become more bearable. Here are two ways Uber is providing ride-sharing services to commuters:
Carpooling has long been a suggested alternative to driving alone, since fewer cars on the road reduces carbon emissions and protects the environment. The option to share rides through uberPOOL lets partners pick up multiple riders in one area and split the cost of the ride. Although uberPOOL is currently only available in select areas, the service is expanding. It recently launched in Denver, with more cities coming soon. Both partners and riders can benefit with a large pool of cars available to pick up folks traveling together to the same destination.
Uber for Business
As rides-haring becomes more popular, consumers will find new ways to put these services to use. For Uber partners and riders, that’s good news. A large group of riders interested in becoming loyal customers can grow as Uber expands its offerings—helping partners succeed.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.