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UBER to UR Downtown (Pilot)

This semester, UR Transportation is partnering with Uber Business piloting a program to provide transportation to and from our campus and UR Downtown (626 E. Broad Street). This program will replace our current bus service and operate Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Current students, faculty, and staff can enroll in this program and charge eligible rides to UR Transportation. Because this is a pilot program, we are not able to extend hours or change days of service. This program will provide faculty, staff and students with a more flexible, parking- free opportunity to access UR Downtown. This program will run from Mon. Sept. 16 - Friday, December 20, 2019.

Here's how to get started.

  1. Opt in. To start using the University of Richmond’s Uber account, you’ll need to complete this form  giving your permission to add your @richmond.edu email to Uber Richmond business account.
  2.  Complete the Uber email.  You’ll receive an email inviting you to join the University of Richmond’s Uber account.  
  3. Create/Link your account. If you do not have an Uber account, you will need to create an Uber account. You do not have to enter in credit or debit card information. If you already have an Uber account, you can link your @richmond.edu address to your Uber account.
  4. Submit.  Once you’ve submitted the email, you will then have the ability to charge the fare to or from 626 E. Broad Street to the University of Richmond’s Uber account between 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  5. Plan Ahead.  Allow three business days to process your request to be added to the University of Richmond’s Uber account. 
  6. Ride on! Either using the Uber app on your smartphone or Uber online at Uber Rides, select your pick up location and your arrival location.  Before hitting CONFIRM, be sure to change the payment method to the University of Richmond’s account.
  7. Questions, Concerns or Comments.  As this is a pilot program, we need your feedback Please send your feedback and any other questions to transportation@richmond.edu.  Please add the word Uber in the Subject line. 
** If you choose not to use the Uber option you can get to UR Downtown by taking the Willow lawn Xpress or the Evening Circuit shuttles and the GRTC Pulse.  Be sure to get your UR GRTC tap card.

Safety Tips

Be aware of your surroundings.

Travel in groups of two or more.

Always have a well-charged cell phone with emergency contact numbers pre-programmed.

Be careful with your personal information (i.e., address, e-mail, phone number, and Social Security number).

Don't carry unnecessary valuables.

Know your destination.

Contact your professor immediately if you have safety concerns regarding an assigned site.