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Uber Plans to Expand its Services in the Suburbs

Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:10
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Written By: Anand Rajendran

Uber started to expand its business across New York State, in account of which, the company plans to help the suburbanites to make use of their rides. This can help the commuters who travel everyday from their home to the workplace.

Uber’s General Manager of the New York branch, Mr. Josh Mohrer, said that, one of their major intentions is to eliminate the car ownership. It is mandatory for some people owning the cars, but the number can be reduced from three to two or depends on the situations.

People in some states, make use of the Uber app to get a ride to assist the last mile of transit. He said that 29% of the trips that is about 30,000 trips in Connecticut were the rides to Metro-north railroad station.

At New Jersey, out of 1.3 million trips in a month, 300,000 trips were to transits or the PATH stations, which is 23% of the overall trips. People use the public transport for the long travel, most of the people refuse to park their car at the train station and they take Uber for the last mile, because the parking charges are heavy, and Uber is cost effective.

While, at each month, customers take about 200 Uber trips to the Yonkers train station, and about 360 trips to the New York City subway. This happens to the Yonkers residents.

From the survey, 25% of the Lyft customers said that, they prefer Lyft to connect it to public transit and about 46% of people said that, because of Lyft they have no idea of owning a car.

Uber trips in Westchester will continue as long as there are trips to New York City. The manager of the Central Taxi of Scarsdale, Mr. Peter Blier said that, most of the times Uber cars are found at the train stations. Some people said that, they love to use the Raid-sharing services which are based on technology, because of their reliability and affordability, and the opportunity to rate the drivers.

In most of the American cities, it is easy to get a ride from Uber. But to get a ride in the suburbs is difficult. It will be difficult for the drivers to operate in the suburbs because; they have to wait for the longest time to get another ride after dropping the passenger at the destination.

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