Uber shares local data, three bars make list of top 10 drop-off destinations

Maggie Gilroy, mgilroy@pressconnects.com | @MaggieGilroy
Published 11:16 a.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018 | Updated 11:18 a.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018

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Uber shared local data of where, when and how long local Uber riders are traveling.
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It’s been just over six months since Uber rolled into Binghamton.

A new state law regulating ride-hailing services including Uber took effect on June 29, 2017. Since then, Uber has collected data on how the service has been used in Binghamton.

“In six short months, Uber has helped New Yorkers earn money on their own schedules, move around their communities with ease, and for those who choose to drink, get home safely,” said Danielle Filson a spokesperson for Uber in an email.

Uber shared local data with the Press & Sun Bulletin, highlighting how local users have used the service. While Uber does not have data on the average age or gender of local users, a majority of local drop-off destinations are hot spots for college students.

According to Filson, the longest trip taken by Uber from Binghamton spanned 282 miles, beginning at Binghamton University and ending in Storrs, CT.

Despite this, a majority of Uber riders have remained local with 92 percent of Uber trips from Binghamton have spanned less than 10 minutes.

Uber’s busiest time in Binghamton has been Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Binghamton University tops the list as the top drop-off destination, with three local bars also making the list.

Below are the top drop-off destinations for Binghamton:

1.      Binghamton University

2.      Greater Binghamton Transportation Center

3.      SUNY Broome Community College

4.      U Club Binghamton (Binghamton University)

5.      The Colonial 

6.      Dillingers Celtic Pub & Eatery

7.      Walmart Supercenter

8.      University Plaza Apartments

9.      Oakdale Mall

10.    Rathskeller Pub

Uber riders from Binghamton have hailed from 61 countries (including the U.S.) according to Uber’s data. The average rider in Binghamton has a rating of 4.85, while the average driver has a rating of 4.86.

“It has been an exciting ride and we look forward to the years to come,” Filson said.

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