MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Uber is increasing its presence within the Meridian space, as extra drivers are logging on. Newscenter 11 took a experience with a type of drivers by means of the Queen City to seek out out extra about the way forward for Meridian Uber.
Jessica Lambert has been an Uber driver for the previous week, since proper after the service launched in Meridian.
“I have a disabled daughter at home, so in between doing stuff with her, I can go online, put myself online to be available to drive someone,” she says.
She’s already picked up a number of riders, and she or he says up to now, the expertise has been nice.
“I don’t feel scared because no matter where I go, Uber’s keep a track of where I’m at and who I’m with,” Lambert explains.
Uber has laws set in place to ensure the riders really feel protected, as properly. A background verify on each driver appears at felony historical past, the intercourse offender registry and motorcar report. It’s solely as soon as all of their necessities are cleared that drivers can present their providers. Some drivers even go above and past for his or her passengers.
“I keep bottled water, also different types of gum. I have cotton towels in case they spill something,” Lambert says. “This is just a way of me meeting new people while providing a service for them.”
Right now, Uber is simply revving up in Meridian. But drivers are hopeful it’ll present extra alternatives because it continues to develop.
“I think it will become a popular thing,” Lambert says. “Especially with all the hotels and the airport and when there’s functions downtown in the art district. I think it will bring more money to the city of Meridian.”
Lambert says Uber riders beneath the age of 18 have to be accompanied by an grownup, and adults should present automotive seats. You can get $25 off your first journey utilizing the code JESSICAL36067UE via the Uber app.
Uber launched final week in Lauderdale, Neshoba, Leake, Newton, Jasper, Clarke and Kemper counties.