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!
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.