Columbus: Cheers to 2 Years
In December 2013, Uber arrived in Columbus with a two-person team to provide Central Ohio residents access to a safe, reliable, and convenient way to move around their city. Two years later, we have added 10 members to our team, connected more than 200K riders, and coordinated more than 2 million trips – enough to fill Ohio Stadium 19 times!
We’ve partnered with MADD in the fight against drunk driving during home college football games and facilitated on-demand donation drives for both Goodwill and Dress for Success Columbus during these last 2 years. As Columbus continues its journey in being one of the greatest cities in the midwest, we are working to ensure riders can move around the city with ease.
To celebrate, we’ve lined up exclusive deals for Uber riders at several of our favorite places in the Short North, the neighborhood we called home upon our arrival in Ohio. We’re also giving you a chance to win a staycation in the heart of this burgeoning area.
More than 2 Million Trips and Still Growing
Since November 2014, thousands of visitors from near and far used Uber during their trip to Columbus.
Uber Driver-Partners Keep Columbus Moving
In the past two years, thousands of residents across Central Ohio have signed up to start driving with Uber. Driving as an extra way to earn income for themselves and their families has had a great impact on driver-partners’ lives. They are your neighbors and friends that care about the well-being of this city. In fact, they recently came together to donate over 500 meals to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank as a way to give back to Central Ohio in celebration of Uber’s 2 Year Anniversary.
The driver-partners above are not alone. Everyone drives for their own reasons – saving up money for a vacation, paying off their student loans, making extra money to support their family – but no matter the reason, the men and women driving with Uber are earning meaningful income. In fact, driver-partners have combined to make more than $20 million in earnings. And they live and work all over the greater Columbus area.
After arriving in Columbus 24 months ago, Central Ohioans now have access to a reliable and affordable ride in a matter of minutes.
Convenient transportation makes it even easier for residents to explore their city. People are using Uber all over Columbus to visit their favorite businesses, large and small, and events such as home football games, concerts, and festivals.
Making Columbus’s Roads Safer
Uber’s presence empowers Columbus residents with an easier alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night out with friends. With reliable access to a safe ride home, we see demand for rides spike during the same hours that alcohol-related incidents typically occur with the highest frequency.
Impact in Our Community
We’re proud to support Columbus’s small businesses and vital community organizations by offering a reliable transportation option to the many neighborhoods of our city.
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.