Driver Appreciation Day + Uber Scholarship Fund
Uber Seattle was very proud Tuesday – proud of our great city and the partner drivers that work tirelessly to get residents and visitors home safely. After a year and a half of negotiations, on July 14, a new agreement was passed – one that promoted opportunity for drivers across the city and allowed uberX to continue to serve the people of Seattle. On Wednesday, we celebrated that agreement with the drivers who help move people around–ALL Drivers, including those who use the Uber platform, Taxi, ForHire, etc.
Mayor Murray was the guest of honor. He spoke in support of the new ordinance and recognized Seattle drivers for their diversity and service.
Councilmember Bruce Harrell named July 30, 2014, Seattle’s official Driver Appreciation Day and read a proclamation signed by the Mayor and all nine City Councilmembers.
As part of this effort, we announced a Scholarship fund for partner drivers and their immediate families with an initial donation of $25,000 to be hosted by the College Success Foundation.
All and all it was a pretty amazing day.
Next time you request a car via the Uber App, don’t forget to thank your driver! What would we do without a safe ride home after dinner with friends, a way to get to work on time when you are running late, or a convenient ride to the airport? To all of the phenomenal drivers out there, Thank you!
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.