How to be a 5-star rider

We’ve officially entered the era where your Uber rating is a status symbol, where riders are increasingly trying to attain that lofty 5-star status. Not there yet? Not to fret. Every ride gives you a new opportunity to boost your rating. In case you missed it, riders and drivers rate each other on a scale […]

Celebrating Pinellas County driver-partners

Uber has been in Florida for 3 years now, and some partners have been driving with Uber for almost as long. So we wanted to show our appreciation for the driver-partners who move Florida—specifically Pinellas County—and get riders where they’re going safely and affordably. Last Sunday, February 26, Uber hosted a driver-partner appreciation event at […]

How to win a Daytona Day UberEATS package

As excitement revs up for the Daytona 500, UberEATS and FOX Sports have teamed up to bring the race-day magic to life in 12 U.S. cities–it’ll look a little something like this: This Sunday, we’ll have DAYTONA DAY cars on the road in 12 cities. Order your Daytona Day food from one of the race-day restaurant […]

Expanding subsidized rides in Pinellas County

Since last February, Uber and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) have offered Pinellas County riders cheaper transportation to and from bus stops in select areas with the Direct Connect program. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding the Direct Connect program to 8 bus stops in Pinellas County. All trips taken to or from […]

How to ride at the College Football Championship weekend in Tampa

This weekend, thousands of fans will flock to Tampa Bay for the championship game on Monday at Raymond James Stadium. We hope you’re excited for what is sure to be an epic game—we know we are! We’ve partnered with Dr Pepper and Fanatics to bring you an awesome game day experience from start to finish. […]

Meet our first #UberAllStar, Myron

Last month, we announced our partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and to celebrate, we launched #UberAllStar, a program that recognizes and rewards our driver-partners. Riders nominate partners who go above and beyond by including the hashtag #UberAllStar in their rating comment. Last week, we sent our first #UberAllStar, Myron, to a Lightning game. Myron—who has […]

Using Uber at Tampa International Airport

With five passenger terminals and dozens of shops and restaurants, Tampa International Airport (TPA) can feel like a busy and overwhelming hub of activity. Nineteen million passengers passed through TPA in 2015 and though that number isn’t nearly as high as other airports in the United States, it doesn’t make traveling any less daunting. Luckily, […]

Go big and go home with uberXL in Ocala

Something big just rolled into Ocala. We’re excited to announce the arrival of uberXL, our most affordable high-capacity vehicle option. 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 to hit the bars, head to […]

Uber + Lightning = Magic

As you may have heard, we recently partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning! We’re excited to offer Bolts fans a better experience at Amalie Arena. That means the next time you have tickets to a Lightning game, you can leave your keys at home. Uber’s exclusive pickup/drop-off zone is located along Channelside Drive, between Florida Avenue […]

How to Be an Uber Pro

You’ve got requesting a ride down pat—it’s as easy as tapping a button. But Uber has features that many don’t know about, like the ability to split your fare and see your rating. Follow our how-to, and you’ll be an Uber pro before you know it. Share Your ETA: No matter where you are, it’s always a […]