Happy 1st POOLiversary, DC!

A year ago, uberPOOL launched in DC, and wow—what a difference 1 year makes!

uberPOOL now accounts for 25% of all Uber rides in the DC, and helps solve some of the District’s toughest problems like congestion, pollution, and access to affordable transportation. In just 1 year, POOL rides have saved millions of miles of driving and thousands of unused gallons of gas, while also providing safe, reliable, and affordable rides for the people of DC.

None of this is possible without our local driver-partners, so we’re celebrating 3 very special POOL pros. Thank you for being part of the uberPOOL movement in DC.


Meet Alemayehu

A little hustle goes a long way. Just ask Alemayehu. In 1 year, he connected 1,466 riders on uberPOOL carpool trips! To celebrate, our local DC team surprised him at the office with a giant check worth $1 for each matched rider.

Alemayehu has been a partner for 3 years and calls it a blessing for his family. By managing his driving like his own business, Alemayehu has been able to significantly help his son pay for college. “Stay on the game, and you’ll be the winner,” he says. Thanks, Alemayehu, for being an uberPOOL pro!


Meet Ellsworth

Imagine picking up 9 different riders on 1 uberPOOL trip and delivering a 5 star experience to each one. That’s exactly what Ellsworth did when he became our POOL pro with the longest multi-rider trip.

Ellsworth started driving after hearing a radio advertisement. He thought to himself, “instead of driving down the street and spending money, why not drive down the street and make money?” He enjoys getting to know DC better, and being able to help his riders. “I treat my customers right,” Ellsworth says. “If my customer is looking sad, I try to make sure that by the time they leave my car they feel better.” Thank you, Ellsworth, for putting a smile on the face of local residents!


Meet Muninder

Looking for something to do with his free time after retiring, Muninder started driving about a year ago. By chance, he took the District’s very first matched POOL trip!

Muninder originally learned the city of DC by driving for his limo company. His knowledge of DC helps him provide flawless service to his riders. Muninder’s favorite thing about POOL? “The riders love to talk. I think they have a good time!” Thank you to Muninder for helping to move DC!

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