Uber offers a lot of ride sharing options from car seat equipped vehicles to pet friendly rides. Disabled passengers can also skip the bus or unreliable state funded medical transportation by requesting a wheelchair accessible ride through the Uber app.
Wheelchair accessible rides or WAV are available through the Uber app (as of 02/25/2020) in Chicago, DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Phoenix, Houston, Austin, Toronto, the UK, Bangalore, Paris, and Newcastle (Australia). WAV rides cost around the same as a basic uberX trip. You can also bring other passengers and service animals. Other pets would need to be cleared with the individual drivers.
WAV driver-partners are certified by a third-party to help disabled passengers. Here's how to request a WAV ride:
- Open the Uber app on your device.
- Select your destination.
- Scroll all the way down to the "More" section.
- Tap the WAV tab to accept the quoted price and request your ride.