16 Aug Transportation Committee, August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016
Sprague Branch Library
*Foothill Drive Implementation Study: August 31, 2016- 5:00-7:00 PM
Hillside Middle School- 1825 S. Nevada Street ( 2330 East)
More info available : www.foothilldrive.org
*21st and 21st Small Area Plan (Ready for Review)
Study available at www.slcdocs.com/ced/21st&21stplan.pdf
Guest Presenter: Eric Schroeder- Manager for Utah Uber
-Uber is a cashless phone application that can be used via a smartphone
-Uber’s mission is to make transportation accessible for everyone, everywhere.
-CEO of Uber has the goal of eliminating personal car use.
-Uber is in 100 countries and 425 cities.
-Eric believes Uber is doing the following:
-Reducing the number of drunk driving incidents
-Complimenting public transit
-Providing access to communities where public transit may not be in existence or very weak.
-Cutting congestion and pollution
-Creating economic opportunity
Things to know:
-Uber takes 25% and the driver gets 75%
-Drivers are paid every Monday
-Cannot tip in the app, but can give the driver a cash tip.
-Driver and rider can review each other, but more often the rider is reviewing the driver, not the other way around.
-There is a desktop version of Uber
-Uber’s national headquarters are in San Francisco
-Uber has 3 full time staff members in Utah including Eric
-Average driver for Uber drives 10hrs a week nationwide, so for the most part this is not the main source of income for Uber drivers.
-Uber drivers do have to go through a series of background checks which includes the national sex offender registry as well.