I was muttering a few months ago about not worrying about UBER, but joining forces. Astrid is back at the helm of Parknews.biz (thank heaven) after a short vacation and posted this story about Summit , NJ, and its agreement with Uber.
It seems the local train station parking was over crowded and the city was on the verge of building a $10MM parking structure. Enter Uber. The ride share company will take folks to and from the station for ‘free’ or for a very low charge (the same as if they had parked.) Summit picks up the difference.
It will cost the city about $167,000 a year, a heck of a lot less than the cost of the new structure.
Parkers that want to park get a place to park, those that can’t or don’t wish to drive get to the station, the taxpayers of Summit save millions. This seems like a win, win, win to me.
Instead of stewing over the influx of Uber, someone in Summit decided to use them to the benefit of everyone in the city, 30 miles for NYC. Congratulations to Summit and its far thinking city dads and moms.