Cities Driving Innovation

In March, we announced an exciting, first-of-its-kind pilot program with the city of Altamonte Springs to improve transportation access within the community.

We are thrilled to announce that four other cities are joining as we expand this program beyond Altamonte Springs to Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford. Starting today, these cities will subsidize 20% of the cost of every trip beginning and ending within city limits. In addition, all trips that begin or end at the SunRail station will receive a 25% subsidy.

“Having five neighboring cities involved in this pilot project will help us to better measure the impact that it has on our efforts to help people get from point A to point B and make it easier and more cost effective for people to use SunRail,” said Frank Martz, Altamonte Springs City Manager.

A recent study by the American Public Transportation Association found that:

  • The more people used shared modes of transportation (like Uber), the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall.
  • Shared modes of transportation complement public transit, enhancing urban mobility.
  • Shared mobility will continue to grow in significance and the group urges collaboration between public agencies and the private sector.

In addition to boosting SunRail ridership, the option of discounted Uber trips eliminates worry over finding parking at popular venues, allows individuals who can’t drive the ability to get around each city and provides solutions to urgent situations such as car repair, health care, etc.

We look forward to a successful and innovative partnership with these cities as they continue using revolutionary technology to improve the quality of life for their community.


  • Open up the Uber app and tap ‘Select Pickup Location’
  • Select ‘Promo Code’ at the bottom of the screen
  • Enter your city location in the promo field. For example, ‘Altamonte’, ‘Lake Mary’, ‘Longwood’, ‘Maitland’, or ‘Sanford’
  • Slide the icon to your city option (Altamonte, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, or Sanford) and enjoy your discounted ride!
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