Update from Arianna Huffington

I just joined Travis and Liane Hornsey, Uber’s recently hired Chief Human Resources Officer, for the company’s weekly meeting. We spent over an hour discussing women in the workplace — and talking about the review that’s underway by Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran into diversity and inclusion at Uber.

Standing up for the driver community

The following email will be sent to drivers in the US from Travis Kalanick, following up on his post from yesterday. Here’s the email I’m sending to drivers affected by President Trump’s unjust immigration and travel ban: At Uber we’ve always believed in standing up for what’s right. Today we need your help supporting drivers […]

Standing up for what’s right

Our CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick sent this email to Uber employees today, opposing the recent travel ban and working to compensate drivers using Uber who are impacted by the ban. Team, Yesterday President Trump signed an executive order suspending entry of citizens from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—to the United States for at […]

Celebrate game day and get a safe ride home after the big game! This Sunday, over 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to watch one of America’s most anticipated sporting events. The Bowl gives fans and non-fans alike a chance to get together, enjoy food off the grill, and cold beer from the […]

Back in August 2016, we announced the launch of a program that allowed riders to use their commuter benefits debit card to pay for uberPOOL rides. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with Edenred, Ameriflex, Benefit Resource and Navia in more than a dozen cities so that more riders have the opportunity to save money when using uberPOOL to commute.

Every hour of every day, people use Uber to get around the more than 450 cities we serve. From Sydney to Summit, we’ve been working hard to get to know these cities, with the goal of making them cleaner, more efficient and less crowded. Along the way, we’ve found that local leaders, urban planners, and […]

With Calendar Shortcuts, Uber can assist with your planning. Whether it’s a flight out of town, meeting across the city, or dinner reservation with friends, it’s now one tap to get moving!

With Uber, we realize that you’re doing more than just going somewhere—you’re often going somewhere to meet someone. That’s why we’ve been working on two new features: a way for you to Uber directly to a person in your contacts, and a way to unlock custom Snapchat filters so you can Snap while you ride.

Family Days in Pasadena

With so many kid-friendly activities, Pasadena is a popular destination for families visiting Los Angeles. From a short hike to the hidden waterfall in Eaton Canyon to the award-winning children’s museum nestled next to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena is worth the Uber ride from downtown Los Angeles. Check out these two action-packed itineraries for a […]

Philadelphia’s Traveling Beer Garden: What You Need to Know

The traveling beer garden and pop-up lounge “Parks on Tap” is appearing at 14 different parks this summer, following in Philadelphia’s long tradition of finding creative loopholes in the state’s restrictive alcohol laws. The traveling beer garden is spending a few days in each location, and brings a cool vibe to diverse neighborhoods and parks […]

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Chicago

It’s hard to recall a time when our travels and day-to-day activities weren’t constantly captured with our phones and shared immediately via social feeds. Inspiration can strike at every turn, particularly while wandering the streets of Chicago—a city chock-full of photo-worthy spots that’ll have Instagrammers itching to test out their filters. Lucky for you, we’ve […]

5 Great Philly Day Trips

Philadelphians in search of a quick getaway need to look no further than the city’s extensive SEPTA regional rail system, which extends far into the surrounding counties. Uber provides the missing link between the train station and local destinations, usually just too far to walk, opening up new areas for carless Philadelphians. Until Labor Day 2016, […]

Win a Free Semester of Uber

The best part of heading back to school this semester? It’s not the new schedule of classes, the reunion with old friends, or the parties. It’s the fact that college students across the country have the chance to win free Uber rides for the entire semester.

Uber x Betterment: Flexible Options to Save for the Future

Let’s face it: saving — especially for the long term — is tough. Whether it’s an unexpected bill or a weekend splurge, too often the money we meant to stash away for tomorrow tends to find its way out the door today. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Betterment to offer flexible retirement accounts to Uber driver partners. Learn how to make the most with every mile…

5 Amazing Museums to See in Los Angeles

Whether you’re interested in science, art, music, or history, Los Angeles has a museum for just about everything. And while some think LA is mainly a destination for sun and surf, there are many fascinating museums to explore. If you’re sightseeing with a group of family or friends, order an uberXL to get around and […]

Pittsburgh’s Best Beer and Cocktails

Pittsburgh used to be known as a shot-and-a-beer kind of town (and still is, if you know where to look), but now there’s a bustling nightlife with countless great options for dinner and drinks. Downtown has countless great options for dinner and drinks, and the craft beer and craft cocktail movements are alive and well […]

Driving Like a Pro in San Francisco

San Francisco can be particularly difficult to drive in with its one-way streets, steep hills, changing traffic rules, and strict traffic enforcement. As you learn the ins and outs of the city can, you might find you spend less time sitting in traffic, are able complete more trips each day, and have happier riders. These […]

Rethinking transportation

I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will now lead our combined self-driving efforts reporting directly to me—across personal transportation, delivery and trucking—in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh. If that sounds like a […]