UberX comes to Summit
After a few short years and mounds of big-city controversy, Uber is coming to Summit County.
The wildly popular driver service recently announced that its smartphone app is ready to launch in Colorado mountain towns. The new high-country service includes Summit County, Eagle County (home to Vail and Beaver Creek), and Pitkin County (Aspen and Carbondale).
And now come the drivers. UberX, the company’s rideshare service, recently released a slew of Craigslist ads for drivers who want to earn a little extra cash once or twice per week. For newcomers, “ridesharing” is the key to Uber’s success (and controversy): The service relies on private drivers with personal cars – not professional taxi drivers – to give rides throughout the day. Drivers works as much or as little as they want, and Denver-based drivers tend to earn upwards of $20 per hour.