Today, the on-demand car request service Uber launched a line of Black Cars and SUVs in New Orleans. Since last year, the company has been receiving both praise and backlash for its efforts to legally operate in the city.
Below is the announcement email from Uber:
Bring out the trumpets and tune up the sax! Your Uber is arriving now, New Orleans. While it’s been a long road to get here, we’re SO jazzed to connect the Big Easy with reliable, safe, and convenient transportation…finally!
Starting this weekend, our UberBLACK and UberSUV options will hit the streets to take you and your krewe from Algiers to the French Quarter, Uptown to Gentilly, Downtown to the 9th Ward and all over the Crescent City in style.
Cam Jordan is Rider Zero
Our favorite Pro-Bowler Cam Jordan took a ride as our UberBLACK Rider Zero last night to meet up with his Black and Gold teammates for dinner. Who Dat!
UberBLACK is the original Uber option that connects you with your own private driver in a luxury black sedan and seats up to 4 riders, whileUberSUV is the same luxury experience but seats up to 6. Now, New Orleanians can ride in style to their favorite spots around town at the push of a button.