The taxi alternative, Uber, has been a life-saver to many Ottawa residents since it joined us in 2014. The three out of every ten Ottawa residents that have tried the service, admire it for it’s convenience, simplicity, and cost-cutting benefits (compared to regular taxi services). The app is incredibly simple to use, and also reliable! With the exception of surge times, wait times are often as low as 1-4 minutes (if located in an urban area, where more drivers are likely to be available).
While the service is deemed reliable, users’ demanded further confirmation that their ride will be available when they need it in advance ex. travelling to and from the airport.
Great news Ottawa uber lovers, the uncertainty has now been eliminated!
Other cities currently using the app advancement include, Nashville, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, and Seattle (to name a few). For the full list of cities that this new feature has been added to, visit here.
This will make high-surge times a stress-free experience (we’re talking Bluesfest, sporting events, concerts, holidays). Worrying about the availability of cabs for New Years Eve? No problem! HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE to YOU Otttawa!