Uber and Florida inter-city partnership: Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford, Florida, 2017

  • Date Launched: Aug 21, 2017
  • Dates given are approximate.

Summary

Five Florida cities, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford, have partnered with Uber to provide subsidized inter-city Uber rides to residents and visitors in central Florida. This partnership is Phase 2 of a pilot study launched by the five cities and Uber in 2016, examining travel beyond/between city boundaries. As part of this pilot, each city pays 20% of Uber fares for trips that end within their respective city limits and 25% of rides that begin or end at the SunRail station inside of their city (with the discount applied automatically when users book a ride with Uber). This innovative program aims to provide a convenient, affordable alternative to driving.

UPDATE:
Uber announced the the results of Phase 2 in July 2018. The five cities spent $63,770.71 in the first year. Phase 2 comprised 185,000 trips, at $330,000 cost over ten months. Additional details linked, below.

Contributed through a partnership between the Shared-Use Mobility Center, ITS America, and the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand Program

Updated July 2018

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  • Sanford, Florida, US
  • Altamonte Springs, Florida, US
  • Longwood, Florida, US
  • Lake Mary, Florida, US
  • Maitland, Florida, US