Uber shared local data of where, when and how long local Uber riders are traveling.
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.
A new state law regulating ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
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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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