Uber is coming to the Napa Valley. Operating much like a private town car service, UBER cars are at-the-ready on a moment’s notice, without no hourly minimum– and charging slightly more than a taxi would. For those that don’t know what Uber is, it is a ride-sharing company who providers riders with access to local transportation. From Uber’s website here is their description of what they do. (photo copied from Uber website)
Uber is a technology company that has developed a software that allows anyone to request a ride via mobile app or the web. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride, you’ll receive a text message when your driver arrives, the credit card on file is charged after your ride, and you will receive an email receipt detailing your trip.
For users, we push the limits of the transportation industry to create a simple, more efficient, and more enjoyable car service experience. For drivers, Uber is a revenue stream, allowing professional drivers to make more money by turning downtime into profits.
Currently the service will be limited from Napa to Yountville and everywhere in between but given what the Napa Valley is most known for, wine tasting, it shouldn’t be very long till it is available Valley wide. What makes Uber so popular, once you join the service with your credit card online, you never see a bill or receipt until it is sent to your email. Finding a car is painlessly done via a text or an app.
Here is how you sign up for Uber from their web site and a link to a promo code which will save you $15 off your first two rides in April.
- Download Uber via the App Store
- Sign up and enter UberInNapa in the promotions menu
- Set your pickup location and request a ride
- When your driver arrives, tell them where you’re headed
- Everything’s paid for through the app — no need for cash