Update + #MiamiNeedsUber 9/24
We know it feels like Uber and the 305 are a natural fit. Remember how much fun we had together during Uber Ice Cream? So what’s keeping us apart? The same old regulations we told you about a few months ago that mean you can’t take a town car ride, even if only a 10 minute ride, for less than $70. And you definitely can’t take a luxury ride that you haven’t reserved at least an hour in advance. In fact, if you call for a car and it arrives in 10 minutes, you have to wait 50 more minutes before you enter the vehicle. If you don’t, the driver can be cited and the car impounded! Sounds crazy? It is. But it’s also true.
Well, we’ve been working on updating those regulations – regulations that clearly don’t speak for your needs – so that Uber can start delivering reliable, stylish and efficient rides as soon as November 1. So what’s the latest? We’re glad you asked. We’ve been hard at work meeting with local business, civic and County leaders explaining exactly how the existing regulations are outdated, anti-competitive and limit this great city’s potential. We’ve been standing up for more choices for you – and innovation for Miami-Dade County.
And finally, tomorrow – September 24 – Miami-Dade County Commissioners will be holding a workshop to discuss legislation that will pave the way for innovation in transportation in Miami. This legislation will mean a safe, reliable and stylish ride whenever you want it, to wherever you want to go. Want to join us at Government Center to show your support for Uber in Miami? Come on down! We’ll be at Stephen P Clark Government Center (111 NW 1st St Miami, FL 33128) starting at 9:30am on Tuesday.
Since this legislation was introduced in June, Uber has expanded to Mexico City, Bangalore, Dubai, Johannesburg, Capetown, Charlotte, Honolulu, and many more and is now in 44 cities around the world, including almost every major metro area in the US. Miami is the gateway to Latin America and one of the pre-eminent tourist destinations in America. We believe, as we know you do, that this city’s transportation options should reflect this city’s global status.
The Miami Herald said it best when it instructed the Commissioners to: “Get going!”
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.