New UZURV Reservation App Enhances Uber And Lyft Experience

Friday, September 23, 2016

Richmond, Va.-based technology startup UZURV (yoo-zurv) made its Reservation Services app available in the Chatanooga market this week. Both the rider and driver versions of the UZURV app are available for free and easy download in the Apple and Google Play stores. The UZURV app enhances the Uber and Lyft experience by allowing riders to schedule advanced reservations with the driver of their choice.

This is especially important in markets where the ride-sharing drivers are scarce. An advanced reservation brings the drivers to the riders when they need them.

 

Using UZURV, riders can filter on-demand drivers by market, vehicle type, amenities and special services to build a list of Favorite Drivers best capable of meeting their transportation needs. They then have the option of sending reservation requests to their saved list of Favorite Drivers or to a general feed visible to all drivers. Riders can then view interested drivers’ profiles and make a selection, confirming the reservation.

 

UZURV was founded by two Richmond Uber Partners -- CEO and Founder Matt Donlon and VP of Operations, Harold Frans -- who witnessed first-hand the need for a reservation system for on-demand travel and the desire on the part of riders to be able to request specific drivers again and again. They weren’t looking to create another Transportation Network Company (TNC) like Uber or Lyft. Instead they would create the first Reservation Network Company (RNC) and develop an app to handle the reservation piece only to fill the gaps in an otherwise successful and effective on-demand system.

 

“There are a lot of benefits to using the UZURV app for both drivers and riders,” said Donlon. “Drivers can build their independent contractor businesses by attracting repeat customers and riders have the peace of mind knowing their drivers will be where they need them, when they need them -- even those living in the outskirts where Uber would not otherwise be a dependable option. The greatest benefit, though, is that UZURV allows riders to make meaningful connections with drivers who are able to meet their unique needs, whatever that may be, in a way that benefits both parties.”

 

UZURV charges a modest service fee, currently discounted to 99 cents, for riders and drivers to make or accept reservations.

 

UZURV service is currently available in 56 markets across the United States, for the full list, visit uzurv.com/cities


GDOL To Host ResCare HomeCare’s Recruitment In LaFayette

The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) LaFayette Career Center will help ResCare HomeCare, Inc., a nursing and residential care company, recruit as many as 10 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to work in Catoosa and Walker counties. The recruitment will be held on  Thursday, May 4 , from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the career center located at 200 West Villanow ... (click for more)

GDOL To Host Recruitment For Express Staffing In LaFayette

The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) LaFayette Career Center will help Express Staffing recruit 100 automotive production employees to work for Nissin Brake in Rock Spring. The recruitment will be held on  Friday, May 5 , from  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the career center located at 200 West Villanow St. in LaFayette. Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and ... (click for more)

County School Teachers To Get 3% Raise Under Balanced County School Budget

Hamilton County Schools teachers are slated to get three percent pay increases under the balanced budget approved by the School Board on Thursday afternoon. That comes on top of a two percent hike last year. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said a large influx of cash came from the state, and Governor Bill Haslam outlined that it was to raise the pay level for teachers. ... (click for more)

Law Enforcement Shuts Down Convenience Store Near College Hill Courts As Public Nuisance

Law enforcement on Thursday took steps to shut down a convenience store near the College Hill Courts as a public nuisance. The action was taken after District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a petition with Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz about the Westside Shop. The store is operated by Salma Ambo, and the real property is owned by AAA Investment Properties LLC. The petition ... (click for more)

White Coat Syndrome And The Medical System - And Response (2)

Today I wish to share what I am feeling as a patient in our medical system. I am too old to put on airs at this point, and this is too pervasive of a problem for me to contain.   As I enter my AARP years, I am faced with so many medical encounters that evoke all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. I dread physician’s appointments riddled with government regulatory hypocrisy, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: County Commissioners Not Getting Bang For Their School Bucks

The Hamilton County School Board passed a balanced budget to present to the County Commission at a Special Called Meeting on Thursday night. They also attached a prioritized list of $24.5 million in critical needs for the County Commission to consider that will never see the light of day. The long and short of it is easy to see -- the County Commissioners have had enough. It ... (click for more)