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Voucher Program for Disabled Rideshare Users Promoted in Wyoming

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 7:51 am in Rideshare Services.

Kyle Gamroth, a member of the New Casper City Council, believes a voucher program to assist community members with disabilities with transportation options is something Casper should consider.

According to a survey conducted by Casper’s Council of People with Disabilities, 64% of respondents do not think they have adequate transportation options in the community. Eighty-four percent said that the lack of transportation options makes it challenging to get to medical appointments.

Uber Introduces Uber Reserve Feature

Published on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:18 am in Rideshare Services.

In an effort to attract customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber is rolling out a new feature that will let users reserve rides up to 30 days in advance and pick their favorite driver for the trip.

Referred to as Uber Reserve, the new option is designed for users who want to book a ride at least two hours in advance. The feature will begin to show up on the app later in November. In addition to the new feature, Uber will keep its current scheduling option for those trips that fall under the two-hours-in-advance timeline.

VA Rideshare Program Adapts to Meet Needs During COVID-19

Published on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:03 am in Rideshare Services.

In 2018, Charles Franklin created the Veterans Employment Rideshare Initiative, also called Rideshare. Now, that program is being used to help veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Franklin noticed as housing costs in inner cities rose, veterans moved outside the city where public transportation was less accessible. Rideshare helps homeless veterans get to job interviews and find housing opportunities by connecting veterans with services like Uber and Lyft.

New Study Suggests Rideshare Services Improve Healthcare Access

Published on Aug 27, 2020 at 7:34 am in Rideshare Services.

According to a recently released Lyft blog, rideshare services are helping improve access to preventative care, reduce the strain on hospital emergency departments, and provide an improved overall healthcare experience for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The analysis looked at three Lyft healthcare partners, including AmeriHealth Caritas DC, Centene, and Amerigroup Tennessee. AmeriHealth Caritas DC is a Medicaid plan serving more than 100,000 residents in the Washington D.C. area and Centene serves underserved populations.