Celebrating 1 Million Trips in Rhode Island
This month, Uber provided its millionth uberX ride in Rhode Island, a milestone achieved in just two years since our launch. Since arriving in the Ocean State in September 2013, we’ve connected over 150,000 Rhode Island visitors and residents with a safe, affordable transportation option and over 3,000 driver-partners with an opportunity to support themselves and their families.
With Uber, riders across the state now have access to affordable and safe rides. The average wait time for an Uber is just 4 minutes in Providence, and only 5 minutes in greater Rhode Island. This means that from Woonsocket to Cranston to Newport, riders have a new way to get around and access all that the Ocean State has to offer.
We’re excited to provide more choices not only for riders, but also for thousands of Uber driver-partners, who now have an opportunity to be their own boss and set their own schedules. We have heard countless stories from our driver-partners about how the income and flexibility from our platform allows them to achieve their goals, from spending more time with their families to earning supplemental income to help make ends meet to saving up for a business idea.
Today, we had the chance to celebrate this amazing milestone with hundreds of Rhode Island driver-partners. Cathy Zhou, the General Manager of Uber Rhode Island, made the announcement in front of nearly 200 driver-partners and thanked them for all they are doing to move Rhode Island.
We were honored to have driver-partners Paul Rouquie and Marie Jean share their experiences. Join us in thanking them and all our driver-partners in the state for helping to provide one million affordable, reliable and safe rides – we look forward to a million more!
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.