Uber DFW General Manager Beth Huddleston has taken on the personal mission of making a difference in the community, according to D CEO.
Huddleston told the magazine she hopes the ridesharing service can help solve issues such as drunken driving and transportation deserts.
And it’s already made some inroads with those community initiatives.
“The way we think about the next phase is: how do we use our strategic assets to better serve the communities?”
Uber DFW has teamed up with the Deep Ellum Neighborhood Association to create a pick-up and drop-off location to combat drunken driving.
Huddleston is working with local health care systems to offer transportation for patients and launching a program with flat rates for a certain number of rides for businesses called Uber Central.
It’s also strengthening partnerships with Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Denton County Transportation Authority.
“You will see us trying to integrate with companies, and create more partnerships around their communities,” Huddleston told D CEO. “The way we think about the next phase is: how do we use our strategic assets to better serve the communities?”
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