Uber To Open D.C.’s First Driver Support Center In Ward 7 (10-23-2017)

Uber is opening its first D.C. resource center in Ward 7.

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that the ridehailing company will open a “Greenlight Hub” at the East River Park Shopping Center in Northeast.

“We are excited to work hand-in-hand with Uber to spread prosperity and create more pathways to the middle class for D.C. residents,” Bowser said in a release.

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Uber Announces New Driver-Support Hub in Northeast Washington (10-19-2017)

Of the thousands of Uber drivers who work in the District, more than a third live east of the Anacostia River. But since Uber began operating in the city five years ago, those drivers haven’t had a central hub to meet face-to-face with employees of the ride-hailing giant — to ask questions or share their experiences among others in their position.

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Could This Study Explain Why Metro Is Losing Riders To Uber And Lyft? (10-11-17)

Metro is the most efficient means of commuting to and from the D.C. suburbs, but when it comes to intra-city travel — trips beginning and ending in the District — Uber is often the faster way around, according to a new analysis from the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer. And though ride-hailing is almost always more expensive than public transit, lower-cost pooling options make it nearly as affordable to hail a car in the District as to take Metro, while adding only marginally to travel times.

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