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.
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.