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Uber to begin service in Eugene on September 6

The rideshare service will host a number of driver information sessions before launching.

Posted: Aug 30, 2018 2:33 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2018 7:16 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The rideshare service Uber will begin serving customers in Eugene on Sept. 6.

Discounted rideshare trips will be offered starting at 10 a.m., and Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will take the ceremonial first ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing plant.

Alejandro Chouza, Uber’s Pacific Northwest general manager, said they’re thrilled to bring the rideshare service to Eugene.

“For anyone not yet familiar with the app, I think they’ll find it reliable, convenient and easy to use. Essentially, you tap a button on your phone to request a ride.”

To celebrate the launch, Uber is offering Eugene riders $5 discounts for up to two rides. The discount will be offered through Sept. 20.

Vinis says she’s excited people in the community will be able to take advantage of services like those offered by Uber.

“We have heard the call from many residents, especially students and the business community, for expanded rideshare services to help ensure convenient and safe travel at all hours across the metropolitan area,” Vinis said. “I'm glad the day has come.”

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