We’re introducing Local Offers, a way for riders to get free rides spending at nearby businesses with the Visa credit card on their Uber account. It’s pretty simple. Once you enroll in the spots that interest you, you’ll get 1 Uber point for every $1 you spend there. And 100 points earns you a free ride up to $10.

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.

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…

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 […]

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 […]

A Guide to the Busiest Bottlenecks in Philadelphia

More than 300,000 people work in Center City, Philadelphia. That’s a lot of people hitting the roads once the closing whistle sounds each day. But while there are some stretches of road that clog only during the morning and evening commute (and usually only in one direction at a time), some stretches are congested throughout […]

$36 with Uber in Toronto

Uber makes it easy to get around Toronto, a city that’s known to be spread-out across its neighborhoods. Using the Uber Fare Estimator for uberPOOL, we’ve concocted the ideal summer day around Toronto for ~$36. If you’re traveling with friends, you can split the cost per person with Uber’s Split Fare feature for group outings. […]

Staying Fit While Sitting

Most Americans, including those with desk jobs, don’t get enough exercise throughout the day. Although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA) advises adults to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise), many adults’ activity levels […]

New App Features and Data Show How Uber Can Improve Safety on the Road

We believe that technologies like Uber provide an incredible opportunity to improve road safety in new and innovative ways—before, during and after every ride. While alcohol is the leading cause of traffic crashes, there are other behaviors that can put people at risk. Road safety experts call these the “four D’s”: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving. Today we are releasing new data showing Uber’s impact on these issues over the last few years—and announcing new features in the driver app to help reduce these risks going forward.

Meet the Bartender: John Bunner of Alo Restaurant, Toronto

John Bunner is behind the bar at Alo, Toronto’s hottest high-end dining restaurant, located on the second floor of the heritage building on the south-east corner of Queen and Spadina. The restaurant has quickly gained recognition for its ode to French cuisine, a modern take on fine dining, and its tasting menus. We talked with […]

Rise and Shine: 6 Weekday SF Brunch Spots

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but finding a solid breakfast spot during the week can be a challenge. Even though the masses of weekend brunch-goers are otherwise occupied, it’s hard to know which places are actually open on weekday mornings. Here are six breakfast spots that take eggs […]

A Homage to Texas Music

We all know that Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, and Janis Joplin were chart-breaking Texas musicians, but did you know that Pantera, John Denver, the Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé, Sly Stone and Buddy Holly are also natives of this great state? One of the coolest spots in North Texas can be found at the Texas Musicians […]