Ending Wash. U.’s Uber program is not only illogical and short-sighted, but inherently dangerous.
There are no plans to renew the partnership, which began amid the spate of carjackings and robberies in September. Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer Dedric Carter said that the program was never meant to be a long-term solution for students living off campus.
Washington University modified regulations regarding their partnership with Uber, which was announced Sept. 24 in response to a spike in crime near campus.
No one should ever feel afraid and threatened to the extent that they have to run away from their Uber and hide in an empty Ikea, wondering if help will arrive.
Washington University will subsidize up to two Uber rides to and from campus per day for students living north and south of the Delmar Loop and in the Skinker-DeBaulevaire neighborhoods after entering into a contract with the ride-sharing company, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer Hank Webber wrote in an email to Student Life Sunday.
Following a string of violent crime in the neighborhoods around Washington University, administrators announced a partnership with Uber to provide free rides to students for the fall semester.
Let’s face it: whenever it’s time to go out to dinner in Central West End or head out for a night in St. Louis, you’re probably going to call an Uber. It’s a cheap, fast alternative to traditional local taxi companies..
After months of deliberation, calls for action from frustrated St. Louisans, a satirical app mocking the lack of ridesharing services and aggressive opposition from cab companies, it’s finally here. The vicious battle between the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) and Uber ended last Friday after Uber sued the MTC for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, a legislative piece designed to combat artificial or constructed monopolies of an industry.
Ride-sharing company Uber has proven to be one of the fastest-growing businesses in the country with a valuation over $50 billion just five years after its inception—but you won’t see its usual fleet in St. Louis.
Getting around St. Louis can be tricky. Even with the MetroLink system and taxi service, the city lacks ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.