Little Village Chamber of Commerce and Uber Partner to Increase Transportation Options in Little Village

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Chicagoans living in Little Village often have difficulty flagging down a taxi to transport them within the neighborhood and to popular destinations across the City. “Taxis are not readily available in Little Village. I often find myself driving guests of the Chamber to where they need to go because there is no guarantee of taxi service,” said Jaime di Paulo, executive director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

Cab complaints filed with the City in the area highlight cabs driving recklessly and refusing to pick up passengers in the afternoon hours. Uber is looking to change access to transportation in communities such as Little Village. According to rideshare service Uber, four out of 10 trips originate or end in underserved neighborhoods, as defined by the City, where insufficient transportation service has plagued neighborhoods for decades.

“There is a need for new uberX drivers as we continue to expand our service in underserved communities. By partnering with Little Village Chamber of Commerce, we’re able to learn more about the needs of the community, provide residents transportation options and offer the opportunity to be an uberX partner,” said Chris Taylor, Chicago General Manager, Uber.

Rideshare companies utilize technology to connect Chicago residents needing rides with local drivers who provide them using their own vehicles. Chicagoans have embraced ridesharing as an innovative, efficient and cost-effective transportation service that puts the interests of riders and drivers first. To sign up to learn more about driving for Uber, visit

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