Uber is a popular ride-hailing service that uses smartphones to call a car and then drop the passenger off at a specific location. Drivers are sublet cars by the company and then pay a fee per mile for the service. Several drivers have complained of low pay and long commutes, but say it has changed their lives for the better. Drivers in Houston say that Uber has helped them save money and are happier than they were before. car wreck lawyers houston
The company won't divulge the exact number of drivers in Houston. It's not even clear how many are licensed to operate in the city, and the company has filed lawsuits to prevent the release of such documents. Still, Uber has said several thousand Houstonians use the service to supplement their income. In November 2014, Uber required drivers to register with Houston. Since then, over 8,000 vehicle-for-hire licenses have been issued in Houston.