Florida City First In U.S. To Subsidize Uber Rides
The program, which launched March 21st, received local , national, and international coverage . Altamonte Springs city manager Frank Martz said,“It’s infinitely cheaper than the alternatives. A mile of road costs tens of millions of dollars. You can operate this for decades on $10 million.” Martz said that suburban sprawl in Florida has made bus service inefficient and unaffordable. He hopes Uber service will help those in need of public transit to reach bus and rail stations.