Celebrating 1 Year of Economic Opportunity with Our Orlando Partners
Hundreds of our valued partners joined us at Wall Street Plaza this week to celebrate expanded economic opportunity and the more than one million safe rides the Uber platform has facilitated in Orlando in just our first year.
A lot can happen in a year, so we wanted to take some time to thank our driver-partners and share the impact we’ve made together in this short time. We took a look at the data to see how our technology has impacted riders, drivers, and the local economy. We are thrilled to share that the Uber platform has helped drive our community forward, empowering thousands of local entrepreneurs and transforming the transportation ecosystem with an astonishing number of safe, affordable rides across the city.
To date, several thousand active Orlando partners have provided more than one million safe rides in the metro area, collectively earning more than $10 million dollars in the process.
Technology innovations like Uber are helping to transform our daily lives. Uber is better connecting our communities and unlocking an unprecedented economic opportunity for residents looking to start their own business and earn extra money giving rides to neighbors and tourists. The Uber platform has become a powerful economic engine for Orlando, and will continue to fuel growth if a sensible, modern regulatory framework for ridesharing is put in place.
All of this progress in just one year is only possible because of the hard-working partners who are providing a valuable service that the people of Orlando have come to expect and demand.
So we just wanted to say again: Thank You Orlando Uber Partners!
It has been a great ride and there’s a lot more to come.
Team Uber Orlando
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