Uber Comes To Independence County

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Uber, the globally popular ride service, is now available in Independence County.  Access to ride share services, such as Uber, was one of the strategic goals identified by the IMPACT Healthy Living and Wellbeing committee.

Uber is a taxi service used in cities worldwide. Uber’s model is based on riders tapping a button on their smart phone device to contract a ride. 

To begin, Uber users must first download the Uber app on their smart phone and create an account, including their preferred payment method. After the account is created, users choose a ride and set the location. A picture of the driver and vehicle details will appear. Once users accept the ride, they can track their arrival on the map. Uber provides a rating system used by both drivers and riders to control the user and driver experience.

“Having the ability to finally connect those seeking transportation with a ride service will give Independence County the ability to respond to demand. Whether riders utilize Uber for a trip to the grocery store, or safe ride to an appointment, we are pleased this service is now available in our community” said Kyle Christopher, Tourism Director, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Christopher also stated, “another opportunity Uber brings to the region is jobs for those that wish to drive when they want and earn what they need”.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old to become a driver and own a 4-door vehicle that is a 2006 or newer.

For further details about Uber please visit uber.com.

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