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Influx of rideshare drivers in Eugene continues one year later

If you had to guess, how many Uber and Lyft drivers do you think are registered with the city of Eugene?

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 12:36 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2019 5:39 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Since the Eugene City Council began allowing Uber and Lyft services in the city nearly a year ago, there's been an influx of people interested in registering as drivers.

Hundreds of drivers continue to sign up to work for rideshare companies in Eugene, and there's no signs of slowing down.

More than 1,800 drivers are currently registered with the city.

KEZI 9 News talked to driver Ketih Dickey, who was part of the first wave of drivers to sign up in September 2018. 

"I know that people can make some pretty good money because there are a lot of rides, but summertime, I think it's pretty quiet," Dickey said.

KEZI 9 News checked in with city officials to get a look at the numbers. Below are the approximate month-by-month registrations of rideshare drivers in Eugene: 

2018

  • September: 420
  • October: 208
  • November: 149
  • December: 114

2019

  • January: 149
  • February: 83
  • March: 110
  • April: 94
  • May: 81
  • June: 100
  • July: 99

Not including taxi drivers, that adds up to about 1,810 rideshare drivers, officials said. 

According to the city's website, the sign-up registration cost is $65 per rideshare driver. The city said there's currently no plan to cap the number of rideshare registrations in Eugene. 

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