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Subsidized Uber Rides to Transit Stations Now Available in Five Florida Cities

Altamonte Springs was the first to subsidize Uber rides connecting to transit stations, in March 2016. Now Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford join the ranks of this unique public-private partnership.
August 28, 2017, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Five Florida cities have decided that Uber is the best way to get more riders onto SunRail.

"The first public private partnership in the country between Uber and five cities launched Monday in central Florida," reports Renata Sago.

"Regular Uber fares within the boundaries of Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, and Sanford will be subsidized by 20%; rides to and from a SunRail Station will be subsidized by 25%," adds Sago. "The pilot kicked off in Altamonte Springs last year and the surrounding cities joined in."

Hat tip to Rachel Dovey, who shared the news of the expanded public-private partnership and provided additional background on the story.

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2017 in WMFE
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