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Uber Extends Ride Donation Initiative To 12 Regions In North America

The Community Impact Initiative by Uber now consists of 12 metropolitan regions in North America. The ride-hailing behemoth has been offering out no-cost rides to nonprofits via the initiative, specifically in cases where the shortage of transportation turns out to be a challenge for opportunity. The initiative has been working as a pilot in Seattle and Portland over the last 3 Years, but now it will advantage 73 nonprofit agencies all over 12 cities: Dallas, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle in the US, along with Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto in Canada.

The firm offers no-cost rides to nonprofits via Uber Health (which can take users to appointments by doctor) and Uber for Business cars. CII’s recipients comprise female’s shelters, cancer societies, domestic violence centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, and groups for the visually impaired, amongst others. Uber claims it contributed $1.3 Million in no-cost rides and fiscal help below the initiative over the last 3 Years, and it now aims to place $1.6 Million more into the program.

On a related note, starting this month, Uber consumers in Paris will be capable of booking trips on electric mopeds by Cityscoot via the app. This underlines the first time Uber has provided e-mopeds via its app, and the firm claims it is fraction of its objective to turn out to be a one-stop store for all transportation requirements.

Uber lately included public transport data in Paris to its app—as it has done in Denver, the Bay Area, and London. So, when the e-moped association goes live, consumers in Paris will be capable of choosing from scooters, conventional ridesharing, mopeds, and bikes. Cityscoot has a series of 4,000 electric models, and it will provide them at the same cost via the Uber app.

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