Moving the Jersey Shore
The arrival of fall marks the end of our second full summer moving riders along the Jersey Shore and we are excited by the explosive growth and increased reliability we have seen in the area.
Since we launched in the area in May 2014, Uber has connected nearly 200,000 riders with more than 570,000 rides at the Shore. More and more residents and tourists in the area are using Uber to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride.
Over the course of the last year, we saw huge growth as the number of trips increased by more than 5X compared to last year.
Uber has connected nearly 200,000 New Jersey residents with more than 570,000 rides at the Shore.
With wait times decreasing, reliability at the Jersey Shore has significantly improved since we launched. This summer, riders were able to get a safe, affordable ride in about 4 minutes, compared to an average of 7 minutes last summer.
We also found that demand for Uber rides peaks between 7pm – 2am, when people are out at bars and restaurants. More and more people are choosing Uber to a get a safe, reliable ride rather than get behind the wheel after a night of drinking, making Jersey Shore roads safer for everyone.
Uber expands reliable transportation options across the Jersey Shore.
“Uber’s huge success at the Jersey Shore is a testament to the innovative spirit that makes New Jersey great. Not only is Uber growing our economy, it’s also reducing late night driving accidents and giving people an easy and predictable way to move around town. We should do all we can to foster this kind of technology-driven progress throughout the state.”
–Joe Kyrillos, New Jersey State Senator
No matter where or when, residents and visitors at the Jersey Shore can rely on getting a ride when they need it. It’s been an exciting summer, and there are many more to come. Thank you for coming along for the ride.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
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.