One year ago today, Uber officially arrived on Long Island and residents have been using the ride-booking service like crazy. Have you ever wondered where are the top destinations on Long Island to Uber to? Or what was the longest trip anyone ever booked on Long Island?
In honor of the Uber’s first anniversary, here are some interesting local stats about the past year.
Top destinations on Long Island
- Roosevelt Field
- Mineola Train Station
- Ronkonkoma Train Station
- Rockville Centre
- Nassau Community College
- Great Neck Plaza
- Westfield South Shore
- Hicksville Train Station
- Central Islip Train Station
- Huntington Train Station
Looks like Long Islanders are always on the go, and their favorite destination is Roosevelt Field!
The longest ride an Uber driver gave to a Long Islander was 405-miles long—from Roslyn Heights to all the way to Ohio!
The average rider and driver ratings are above 4.8 on a scale of 5.
The busiest times of the week are weekend evenings and nights, and typical commuting times. No surprise there.
But would you have guessed Uber riders on Long Island are originally from 134 different countries? Including the U.S., of course.
There’s a reason Long Islanders love Uber. It definitely has something to do with this statistic: From the time a Long Island rider requests an Uber to the time the Uber arrives is 10 minutes or less 92 percent of the time.
Uber loves Long Island right back.
“Tens of thousands of Uber drivers have been able to earn on their own schedules while helping hundreds of thousands of Uber riders move around their communities safely with ease,” Uber spokeswoman Danielle Filson said. “Thank you, Long Island, and all who have been on this journey with us this year—we look forward to many more.”
Share your Uber experiences in the comments below!