As of late November 2015, Uber officially cracked over 1,000,000 rides within New Orleans, Louisiana. All this in less than a year and a half (when they originally began operations in the area).
Here is a short timeline with some of the key events that allowed them to reach this awesome milestone (their first 1,000,000 rides from thousands of drivers!):
September (2015) – UberBLACK launches in New Orleans after a bill is passed
April (2015) – UberX services are launched in New Orleans after a ridesharing legislation is approved
October (2015) – UberKITTENS partners with a local animal shelter to help raise awareness for animal adoptions
There are now (currently) a total of 4 car services in New Orleans – UberX, UberXL, UberBlack and UberSUV. The drivers in the area, that are responsible for these rides, have earned over a collective $15 million so far…and counting!
Here are some fun statistics; courtesy of Uber’s recent post –