The Engine of Growth: 20,000 Uber Driver-Partners Across the Bay Area
At Uber we are thrilled to be playing a role in unlocking economic opportunity and empowering entrepreneurs across the Bay Area, and we are even more excited to be able to accomplish this at such a large scale.
Today we’re proud to announce that we reached a new milestone: The number of Bay Area driver-partners on the Uber platform exceeded 20,000 for the first time… and we were not even halfway there just one year ago.
The Bay Area is where it all started for us — it is our home. From Martinez to Los Gatos, we are constantly inspired by the entrepreneurs who power our growth: entrepreneurs like Allyson, an artist and mother, who works on the Uber platform so she can provide for her son and continue to create art. And Ali, an immigrant from Turkey, who has built an impressive business by partnering with Uber. Or Nang, a student and daughter who partners with Uber to put herself through school and support her family.
Today we are also announcing another investment in Northern California: Coming soon, we will be investing in walk-in partner support offices throughout Northern California. These new Partner Support Centers will be in key locations like Daly City, home to the largest concentration of Bay Area uberX driver partners: Nearly 1 in 4 of all Bay Area partners hail from Daly City!
We will also be investing in support centers in places like Concord, where trip growth has been tremendous. Since the beginning of the year alone, we have helped complete more than half a million trips in the East Bay!
We are committed to supporting drivers and riders all over the Bay Area and reinvesting in every community where they have chosen to raise families, go to school, and live their lives. That is why we are doubling down on our commitment to create economic opportunities in every community in the Bay Area. Stay tuned for more details!
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.