Uber launches rideshare service in Eugene and Springfield

Greg Kastel, an Uber driver who has been working for the company for more than a year in different areas of Oregon, said Eugene needed this rideshare service.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 6:19 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2018 6:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Uber officially returned to Eugene Thursday after the city issued a license to operate in the Eugene Springfield area.

All you have to do is download the Uber app on your phone, set your pickup location and an Uber driver will pick you up and take you to your destination.

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Uber is offering a discount for riders in Eugene: $5 off for up to two rides. Enter the code "ubereugene18" in the payment section on the app to get the discount through Sept. 20.

Greg Kastel, an Uber driver who has been working for the company for more than a year in different areas of Oregon, said Eugene needed this rideshare service.

“It seems like as soon as I drop somebody off, I get another ride right away… so it’s super busy. It’s early, probably two-and-a-half hours into it, (and) I’ve done five rides," Kastel said. 

Coffee Plant Roasters held a signup session for potential drivers Thursday where they were able to talk with Uber employees about what the job entails.

If you’re interested in driving for Uber, there are certain requirements from the city that you must follow, including a vehicle inspection and background check. To learn more, visit Uber's website and click the “sign up now” button.

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