Uber New Orleans cracks their 1,000,000th ride!

Uber New Orleans

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 -

Trip growth over time:

New Orleans trip growth for Uber rides

Average pickup wait times:

Average Uber pickup response time