Why Alabama Lawmakers Shouldn’t Adjourn Without One Set of Ridesharing Rules

With just days left in the legislative session, Alabama residents are calling on their lawmakers to pass one clear set of rules for ridesharing that will bring Uber throughout the state. Uber Alabama General Manager Luke Marklin today urged Alabama lawmakers to listen to those constituents and not adjourn this week without passing a statewide […]

Mapping Uber’s Future

By Erik Weber, Senior Manager of Map Operations   Behind every successful Uber ride is a technology many of us take for granted: maps. Mobile maps and GPS allow us to match you with the closest available driver, navigate the fastest path to your destination, and give you an accurate ETA. Accurate maps are at […]

Uber Announces Support for Alabama Ridesharing Legislation

Montgomery – Today, Uber announced support for Representative David Faulkner’s legislation (HB 283) to create a unified framework for ridesharing in Alabama, as 39 states across the country have done. There are more than 400 municipalities in Alabama, and the current patchwork of conflicting regulations means some residents can get rides when they need them […]

Using Uber at Mobile Regional Airport

There’s no better way to get to Alabama’s third-largest city than by flying into Mobile Regional Airport (MOB). Served by Delta, United, and American Airlines, MOB is the gateway to one of the most historic cities in the South. As the birthplace of Mardi Gras and one of the oldest cities on the Gulf of […]

Go big and go home with uberXL in Alabama

Something big just rolled into Alabama. We’re excited to announce the arrival of uberXL, our most affordable high-capacity vehicle option, in Montgomery, Auburn, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa. With room for up to 6 riders, uberXL is spacious, convenient, and low-cost. (Think Kia Sedonas, Toyota Siennas, and Ford Explorers.) It’s great for piling in your favorite people […]

Nominate an All-Star Driver-Partner in Birmingham

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, we can get safely to and from important events and destinations throughout Birmingham, thanks to hardworking Uber driver-partners. And often, they go the extra mile to help put a smile on our face or make us feel like a VIP. Too often, though, we forget to appreciate […]

Ridesharing 101: Staying Safe on Campus

Get into a car with a total stranger. The idea sounds like everything Mom warned you not to do as a child, right? But today, there are more than 8 million people worldwide using ridesharing services, so maybe Mom needs to tweak her advice.  Fighting drunk driving For many college students, ridesharing is an essential—whether […]

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. Enter now for the chance to win a semester […]

Uber comes to Tuscaloosa and Auburn

The wait is over: Uber is coming to Tuscaloosa and Auburn, just in time for the fall semester and football season! Starting on Thursday, riders will be able to request an uberX in both cities. Bringing Uber to these two college towns has been a priority for us, and we’re excited to be able to […]

Mardi Gras Ride Guide

Costumes are planned, your parade schedule is set, and thousands are coming in ready to celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile. Check out our Mardi Gras ride guide for info and tips to make sure you get a 5-star ride during Carnival.  MARDI GRAS PRO TIPS Surge Pricing shouldn’t be a surprise. Get a Fare Estimate in the […]