Mayor Bernero was one of the first to utilize the newest mode of transportation to come to Lansing, Uber Car Service. An innovative way to catch a ride, users communicate to drivers through an app on their phone and even pay via credit card so no cash changes hands.
Lauren Altmin, a spokesperson for Uber says, "We want to change the way people connect with their cities and transportation."
Altmin says they were eager to come to Lansing as there was a high demand. They'd had many customers requesting a presence in Lansing through their app. And, she adds, "Lansing is an area that attracts a lot of innovative opportunities." And Uber Ride Share is just that. The service available in Lansing, Uber X, is an affordable alternative to a Taxi Service.
Uber Partners, those doing the driving, essentially build their own small business, a small business that can create a decent income. Across the country, the Uber Platform is creating 20,000 jobs a month and while that may vary in Lansing, Uber is always looking for people who want to earn additional income.
Now they are focused on the future; on finding more users, drivers, and expanding their services. Altmin says they are looking forward to seeing it evolve.
Source: Lauren Altmin; Spokesperson, Uber Ride Share
Writer: Allison Monroe, Innovation News Editor