UberASSIST: Expanding Transportation Options
Uber is evolving the way people move throughout Houston and over 200 other cities around the world. But, until now, transportation options have been limited for those who may require additional assistance.
Today, Uber Houston is announcing a new platform that will allow those needing an extra hand to request safe and reliable rides at the tap of a button.
We’ve partnered with Open Doors Organization, a non-profit organization that works to create a society in which persons of disability have the same consumer opportunities as everyone else. With Open Doors Organization, we are launching uberASSIST. We’ve trained participating uberX partners on the necessary knowledge and safety requirements for those with specific accessibility needs.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Enter promo code UberACCESSHou
2. Tap the UberACCESS icon
3. Select the uberASSIST option:
|uberASSIST||uberASSIST is designed for additional assistance for members of the senior and disability communities. Drivers are specifically trained to assist riders into the vehicles and can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters. Note: ASSIST vehicles do not have accessible ramps.|
4. Set your location and request your ride!
- Need a helping hand or a vehicle that can accommodate a folding wheelchair, walker or scooter? Request uberASSIST
- After requesting, contact your driver ahead of time with any specific needs.
Interested in becoming a driver for uberASSIST? Sign up now with your wheelchair accessible vehicle!
We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]