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Uber Launches Grocery Delivery Service

Published on Jul 8, 2020 at 7:32 am in Rideshare Services.

To meet the demand for grocery delivery among the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber has announced it’s adding grocery delivery to its app in several cities across the Americas. To start, the service will be available in a few Latin American and Canadian cities, with plans to launch in Miami and Dallas later this month.

As of July 7, Uber is available in 19 cities in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Canada. After the launch in the United States, the company has its goal set on making the grocery delivery service available worldwide.

Home Health Care Agencies Weigh Risks Of Using Rideshare Services

Published on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:24 am in Rideshare Services.

With the aging baby boomer population expected to increase the need for home care services by 50% in the next ten years, home health agencies are looking for new ways to serve their clients. Some service providers are considering helping clients manage their transportation needs through rideshare services.

According to HomeCare, there a number of important questions and risks home care agencies need to consider prior to utilizing companies like Lyft and Uber as part of their service delivery. Currently, the top three risks revolve around patient concerns, the potential for driving and information exposure, and insurance coverage.

Uber Introduces Hourly Trip Rate in Select Cities

Published on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:33 am in Rideshare Services.

Facing a significant drop in the demand for rides in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is implementing an hourly trip rate. The purpose of the hourly trip rate is to give riders the opportunity to lock in one car for multiple trips—which limits their exposure to multiple drivers and vehicles.

Starting at $50 per hour, rideshare users can request an Uber trip lasting up to seven hours. Rides are ordered as normal through the app, but users will have to select the “Hourly” option as opposed to UberX, UberXL, or Uber Pool.

Lyft Announces New Pilot Program With RAINN

Published on May 20, 2020 at 7:19 am in Rideshare Services.

Lyft has partnered with the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to provide victims of sexual violence with resources to flee from their abusers with their new pilot program.

The program will roll out in select American cities; however, Lyft declined to release the cities publicly to protect potential users. In eligible cities, Lyft is offering 1,000 free rides to individuals who seek crisis support by contacting the RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Uber Expands Delivery Services Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Apr 20, 2020 at 6:52 am in Rideshare Services.

As ridership continues to decline with stay-at-home orders across the country, Uber is launching two new services—Uber Direct and Uber Connect. These projects expand the company’s current delivery service and give drivers opportunities to continue working.

The accelerated delivery efforts go beyond food and grocery items. Now, app users will have access to on-demand and last-mile delivery solutions. These services, offered only in select cities, are geared toward consumers and businesses.