Uber has been operating in Connecticut since April 2014, connecting drivers with riders through a smart phone app.
Connecticut General Manager Matthew Powers says they've seen steady growth in the number of Uber trips happening in Danbury compared to the rest of Connecticut. Since July alone, riders have taken nearly four times the number of trips to or from Danbury, while trips in the rest of the state have doubled. Ride requests in Danbury have grown nearly two times faster than Connecticut state.
As the volume of trips increased, the number of driver-partners who live and drive in Danbury also grew. Median pickup times in Danbury have dropped from nearly 9 minutes in January, down to 5.7 minutes today.
Nearly 100 partner-drivers hail from the greater Danbury area. Uber expects over 50 more partner-drivers will join the Uber platform by the end of the year.
Uber held its first-ever driver-partner event on Monday in Danbury for new and current partner-drivers.