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.

5 Productive Things You Could Do Between Riders

When you find yourself waiting for new riders or experiencing longer periods of downtime than expected, it’s easy to get frustrated. You’re dedicated to your work and as an Uber partner, you’re used to making the most of your time. Here’s the good news: you can fill the lulls in your schedule with activities that […]

4 Ways to Beat Monotony Between Rides

Sometimes waiting for your next trip request can be tedious, and you may even be restless and looking for something to do. Fortunately, the time you spend waiting between rides can not only be productive but fun. Consider the following tips to help you stay engaged between picking up riders: Catch Up With Friends The […]

5 Questions to Ask Before the Ride

First impressions are essential, and you can make a positive first impression with the rider by asking a few simple questions within the first few minutes of a ride. It’s not mandatory to ask these questions, but they’re likely to be appreciated because they’re an indication that you’re going the extra mile to make their […]

How to Avoid Distractions on the Road

Distracted driving accounts for 26% of fatalities on the road, according to the National Safety Council. In 2014, more than 3,000 people were killed and more than 400,000 were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers, reports the U.S. Department of Transportation(DOT). Texting while driving may come to mind first, but there are plenty of […]

The 4 Different Kinds of Mentors Entrepreneurs Need

We all know that mentors are important for professionals at all career levels. They can open doors, suggest career paths, make introductions, teach new skills, and provide honest feedback. Mentors are especially important for entrepreneurs. Getting trusted advice as you’re launching a business can be invaluable, and so is knowing that you have someone to […]

3 Reasons Why Self Care is Critical to Success

Drivers who partner with Uber enjoy the benefit of working wherever and whenever—and for however long you want. And of course, the more you work, the more you can earn. That’s a great thing if you have amibitious financial goals, since your earning potential is virtually unlimited. But there’s also a downside to being totally […]

Think You Have What it Takes to Drive With Uber?

There’s lots of professional development advice out there, and one of the best ones is to develop your soft skills. Regardless of your industry, soft skills are necessary to ensure your marketability and increase your professional competitive advantage. Soft skills are versatile and can be used in any setting and in a variety of positions, […]

Stories from uberPOOL riders around the world

From your new boss to an old friend, you never know who you’ll meet in your uberPOOL. Hear from riders around the world about the funny, surprising, and interesting encounters they’ve had with fellow passengers in their uberPOOL. Read more.

Where Locals Go After the Metro Closes in D.C.

Just because Metro’s shutting down early these days doesn’t mean night owls have to, too. If you’re out in D.C. after midnight you don’t have to go home, because you can stay here: The National Mall If you want the monuments to yourself, the best time to go is after midnight. The Mall is open […]

Lights! Cameras! Action! Seeing Outdoor Movies in Seattle

Saturday night has grown into a full-fledged outdoor movie movement that returns every summer in Seattle. Although the focus has shifted from interesting movies like “The Mysterians” and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” to mainstream movies and classics like “Star Wars,” “The Princess Bride,” and “The Big Lebowski,” one thing hasn’t changed. Many still […]