Transportation Service Uber Expands to South Walton

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The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and the ride-sharing service, Uber, have announced a partnership  that will enable tourists and locals alike to take advantage of the 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 Driving Under Influence 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.

“Uber will make our roads safer while cutting costs and improving the consumer experience,” said state Representative Matt Gaetz.

Megan Harrison, president and CEO of the Walton chamber, said they are excited to have Uber as a chamber member and get to see the company expand service in the Northwest Florida region.

“When we can provide a service right here in our South Walton community to our visitors and residents that they may experience when visiting a larger city, it is a win for everyone,” Harrison said. “We look forward to helping promote the Uber service and seeing them have great success.”

A free ride of up to $20 will be made available for first-time riders on the Uber platform through the Walton Area Chamber’s discount code: WALTONCHAMBER.

Further incentives for businesses will made available through the Walton Area Chamber and Uber for Business.