Uber and Portland Metro’s Public Transportation Working Together
From Beaverton to Tigard to Hillsboro to Gresham, people have been relying on Uber to connect them to safe, affordable, and reliable rides since late last year.
At Uber we are especially proud of our emerging role as a complementary service to existing public transportation. Here in Portland, we are helping make the Portland Metro Area more accessible to residents, commuters, and tourists.
Uber fills gaps in public transport by completing the first and last mile of your commute, making it easier and more convenient to use existing public transportation. To gauge how Oregonians have enhanced their daily commutes with Uber, we looked at all of the Uber trips in February that started and ended in the suburbs, and found that 1 in 4 Uber trips started or ended within a quarter mile of a public transit station.
Our commitment to enhance the transportation ecosystem is what drove us to partner with the Westside Transportation Alliance to promote sustainable transportation options in Washington County. Together, it’s our goal to help residents make the most out of the first and last mile of their daily commute.
If you’re an avid commuter, give Uber a try using Promo Code: UBERWTA for $20 off your first Uber ride. For every ride, we’ll donate $5 to the WTA so they can continue to develop programming around this shared goal.
The Westside Transportation Alliance promotes sustainable transportation options to commuters in Washington County. We are thrilled to partner with Uber to help encourage commuters to get around without having to rely on their personal vehicle.
— Jenny Cadigan | WTA Executive Director
Together, even more Oregonians than before can rely on public transit as a practical, convenient alternative to owning a car.
We’ve made progress toward a permanent home in Portland since our launch last year and are excited about the idea of fully connecting the Rose City to surrounding communities. Until then, Uber will continue to serve the metro area– take cars off the road, reduce congestion, closing commuters’ first and last miles, and providing safe, reliable and affordable rides for everyone.
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.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.