I was a little leery and didn't buy into the hype at first, but I'll admit I love having Uber in the Capital Region. After 6 months of local operation, the ride-hailing company released some some very interesting data about the top places people go and just how far one Albany Uber user traveled to get the heck outta here!
If you're going out on New Year's Eve, be safe about it, there's no reason to be drinking and driving and putting yourself and others at risk. Multiple people going out at one time leads to people trying to make extra money so look out for these scams on your way home.
When you are planning to go out and celebrate New Year's eve, make sure you also plan on a safe ride home. For the thirty third year the Albany County's Safe Ride Stop DWI will be in effect. This will include free rides and ride shares at a discount.
When I took my first Uber ride, I was really impressed with my driver Pam and how passionate she was for the Capital Region. Her goal, as an Uber driver, was to educate visitors and let them know what we have to offer. Well now she and all Uber drivers can help our communities.
Ride sharing is nearly two weeks old and there are already a few hiccups in the system. People all over the Capital Region are using either Uber or Lyft to get around, but not every place is accepting of the programs.