By: Kristin Smith, Head of Global Road Safety Policy

Impaired driving is one of the deadliest crimes in America — approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. We have seen the impact impaired driving has on communities and how ridesharing can help solve this problem.

Last month, the Journal…


By Kristin Smith, Head of Global Road Safety Policy

Every day 28 people lose their lives to drunk drivers in the US; that’s one person every 52 minutes. The impact impaired driving has on our society is emotionally damaging, costly, and oftentimes life altering. …


By Kristin Smith, Head of Global Road Safety Policy

Nearly 40,000 people lose their lives on our nation’s roadways every year, and traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people under 25 years old. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Uber is committed to being a…


The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting public health measures have severely impacted the restaurant industry. With dine-in operations largely prohibited, many restaurants have turned to take-out and delivery models to continue reaching customers, maintain revenue, and stay in business.

To better understand the impact of third-party food delivery platforms on…


By Alison Stein, Economist at Uber

We’ve written before about the impact of switching from a system where independent contractors can use platforms like Uber to one where they have to be traditional employees. …


by Alison Stein, Economist at Uber

On August 10, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, proposing that the U.S. employment system be updated to require gig platform companies like Uber to pay for new benefits and grant new protections to drivers.

One of his…


By Danielle Burr, Head of Federal Affairs

Perhaps no industry has been harder hit by the COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic downturn than the service sector, including our favorite restaurants in communities around the world. At Uber, we’re working around the clock to help our restaurant partners as best we…


In a recent analysis of public ridesharing and Census data in Chicago, Akshat Pandey and Aylin Caliskan at The George Washington University explore correlations between ridesharing fares and neighborhood characteristics. …


By Alison Stein, Economist at Uber

On May 22nd, California’s state unemployment rate rose to a record 15.5%. Over 2.9 million Californians are out of work, more than during the height of the 2008–2009 recession. …


By Uttara Sivaram, Global Privacy and Security Public Policy at Uber

Today, Uber is updating our Transparency Report on government requests for user data, which encompasses requests for the full year of 2018. Because we know that transparency is a crucial part of the trust our users place in us…

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