Working Together for a Better Summit
It started when Michael Rogers, the City Administrator of Summit, New Jersey, read an article reporting that 23% of New Jersey Uber rides end within an eighth of a mile of the train station. Looking for ways to alleviate commuter parking congestion around the Summit train station, he emailed Ana Mahony, General Manager of Uber New Jersey, to explore alternative methods of getting residents to the station without having to park.
The result: a new 6-month pilot program in which the City of Summit is giving up to 100 residents a weekday uberX ride to and from the Summit train station—a service included in the cost of a resident parking pass. With this program, which began on October 3, we hope to reduce the number of commuter cars left in parking lots during the workweek, thereby eliminating the need for an additional parking structure near the station, and saving an estimated $5 million in taxpayer dollars over the next 20 years.
“As an alternative transportation option, ridesharing is not new,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “But our program is the first of its kind in the United States to use ridesharing technology as a parking solution. Our innovation has the potential to shape how municipalities think about and implement parking options in the future.”
We’re passionate about collaborating with New Jersey leaders, organizations, and institutions to create better ways for all cities to move, work, and thrive. Recently, we worked with the town of Evesham to implement a free safe rides program to prevent drunk driving and help residents get home safely from local bars at night. Since this program’s introduction, Evesham officials have seen no drunk-driving fatalities and reported an 83% reduction in DUIs year over year.
From connecting public and private transportation options to fighting against drunk driving, there’s a lot that technology allows us to achieve together. To let us know how we can help in your community, click here. Getting things started only takes one email.
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.