I was invited to attend the launch party for Uber in Hampton Roads at Waterman’s Surfside Grille in Virginia Beach. Uber is described as an affordable ride service that is a faster and cheaper option to get around town. UberX (their low-cost option) prides itself on being 22% cheaper than a taxi and is now available in Hampton Roads. They are still in the testing phase, so rides will not be available in every area. Uber urges users to check the app frequently for updated coverage.
WHAT IS UBERX?
In Hampton Roads, uberX includes ridesharing, offering Uber reliability with prices cheaper than a taxi. Drivers on uberX have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four people. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all drivers pass Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX driver in Hampton Roads, drivers must pass:
- A stringent background check
- A driving history check
- Ongoing quality controls
You can download the app for free or sign up online here. There is still time to utilize their free rides in HRVA until May 15. For more info on Uber in Hampton Roads, visit http://blog.uber.com/hrvalaunch. You may also visit their website for more information, https://www.uber.com/. Click “Menu” on the top left-hand side. You can follow Uber Hampton Roads on Twitter via Uber_HRVA.