Article: Uber comes to Walton County

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and the ride-sharing service, Uber, announced a partnership Tuesday that will enable tourists and locals alike to take advantage of the hugely successful service.

With the growth along the 30A corridor, traffic and congestion have reached nearly critical levels throughout most of the tourist season along the two-lane stretch of highway. Without a readily available taxi service that can keep up with demand in real time, the likelihood of DUI and drunk driving-caused accidents skyrocket. Uber provides the unique ability to source local residents as a means to help get drunk drivers off the road and decongest the highway by providing affordable access to a safe method of traversing the area.

“Uber will make our roads safer while cutting costs and improving the consumer experience.” – House Representative Matt Gaetz, District 4.

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