Ever since the car service app Uber launched to the world back in 2009 we have been waiting patiently for it to make it’s way to us here in Connecticut. If you have ever been to city that has it and used the Uber service you already know how amazing it is. Sure you could TECHNICALLY take an Uber from NYC back to where ever in Connecticut, but you might have to take out a loan to do it.
Well the day has finally come Connecticut.
Uber is launching it’s service here in CT!
— Uber Connecticut (@Uber_CONN) April 24, 2014
On a blog post this morning they wrote:
Starting today, Ubers are officially rolling out in Fairfield and New Haven Counties!We’re thrilled to bring you a seamless, stylish, and convenient way to get around the Constitution State. Best news since the Huskies won both championships? We think so.
To celebrate, we’re giving you 5 FREE* rides to enjoy through Sunday, May 11th!
Whether you’re traveling to Metro-North or just looking to enjoy the Merritt Parkway from the backseat of an Uber, request a ride and have a car at your doorstep in minutes.
This is honestly the best news I have heard so far in 2014. It just made my Friday. Thank you Uber!
Here is everything you need to know about how to get started…
HOW IT WORKS
- OPEN the Uber app in Fairfield or New Haven County
- REQUEST a ride and your driver will arrive within minutes
- RIDE anywhere within Connecticut
New to Uber? Sign up here to take advantage of your FREE rides.
*Free rides will be applied automatically through May 11th, 2014, at 11:59 PM EDT. Rides must begin AND end in Connecticut. Rides are free up to $30 — if your fare exceeds $30, the difference will be charged to your account on file. Availability may be limited at times. Please be patient!
We’re bringing uberX to Connecticut!
uberX IS BETTER, FASTER, CHEAPER THAN A CONNECTICUT TAXI
In Connecticut, uberX includes ridesharing, offering Uber reliability you’re used to 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 passengers.
uberX rates in Connecticut
To maintain the Uber standard you’re used to, all drivers pass Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX driver in Connecticut, drivers must pass:
- A stringent background check
- A driving history check
- Ongoing quality controls
As always, your safety and satisfaction remain our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by the driver’s insurance policy as well as our corporate insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver and contribute to the quality with your feedback.
Full details on Uber in Connecticut can be found on our city page here.
DRIVE WITH UBERX
We aim to offer economic opportunity and independence through our technology. Our partner drivers earn more and have absolute freedom to set their schedule. Anyone with a car can apply!
Team Uber Connecticut