Moving Ohio in 2 Million Ways
In late 2013, we arrived in Columbus to provide access to a safe, reliable and convenient way to get around Ohio’s capital city. Since that first trip we’ve been providing an increasingly affordable way to move around Ohio, and a new way for Ohioans to be their own boss and earn income on their own flexible schedule.
We’re thrilled to announce Uber has provided more than 2 million rides across Ohio!
Driver-partners on the Uber platform are moving Ohio, and Ohioans have more choice in transportation now than ever before. In less than two years we have expanded to serve six cities across the Buckeye State. And over the past 19 months, we’ve experienced some exciting highlights, too!
We’ve provided Busken cookies on-demand in Cincinnati, partnered with The Tribe in Cleveland to get you to and from the diamond in style, joined MADD in the fight against drunk driving the weekend of The Game in Columbus, added more ways to get around your city with the launch of uberXL and UberSELECT, and we even delivered ice cream across Ohio to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.
More than 60% of Ohioans have access to Uber, and they use it most often when it’s the safer alternative for getting home.
Such extensive coverage offers Ohio citizens a smarter alternative to getting behind the wheel if their plans include alcohol, and getting a safe, reliable ride has never been easier. Across Ohio, we see demand for Uber trips spike during the same hours that alcohol-related incidents typically occur with the highest frequency. Residents and visitors finally have reliable access to another option for getting home safely from a night out with friends.
Creating jobs through economic empowerment and flexibility.
The Uber platform has created thousands of job opportunities for Ohioans throughout the state. Driving with Uber allows for individuals to start their own small businesses, set their own schedules, and enjoy the flexibility and earning potential the platform offers. Uber driver-partners have the freedom and flexibility to set their own hours and drive when it fits their schedule. So next time you’re in an Uber, you may find yourself with a teacher, military veteran or student.
It’s been an exciting road to 2 million trips, and we’re looking forward to the next 2 million to come. Thanks for coming along for the ride, Ohio!
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.