TRUMBULL, Conn. — To make it easier and safer for passengers, Uber has designated a permanent spot for passenger pickup at the Westfield Trumbull Mall.
The pickup area is at the East Entrance, Door 6 — between Cheesecake Factory and Target, according to Uber officials.
The designation of a permanent pickup spot is part of a nationwide partnership between Uber and and the Westfield Corp.
Westfield will host designated drop-off and pickup stations for Uber vehicles at every one of its shopping centers in the U.S. and will digitally map those locations onto Uber's rider application.
"That means that anyone requesting a ride with Uber will be able to quickly identify where they should get picked up and dropped off when traveling to and from the shopping center in an Uber," a statement said.
"Westfield's shopping centers already have an incredible combination of fashion, food, services, and amenities – all in one place with digital enhancements such as product search, directional and frictionless parking," said William Hecht, Westfield's chief operating officer in the United States. "Now, we are thrilled to be able to partner with Uber to leverage modern technology in a way that makes it more convenient than ever to travel to and from any Westfield destination."
The deal also includes the introduction of Westfield's first permanent Uber Lounge at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.
"Uber wants to make transportation seamless for everyone, everywhere - but we can't do it alone," said Amy Friedlander Hoffman, Uber's Head of Business Development & Experiential Marketing. "Partners like Westfield play an important role in cities and how people move within them, so we're excited to work together on this first of its kind initiative aimed at delivering the best possible experience to our riders when they're going shopping, dining or catching a movie."
Here is the list of Westfields that Uber is partnering with: Los Angeles, Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Roseville, San Diego, San Diego Escondido, San Jose, Palm Desert, National City, Arcadia, Canoga Park, Valencia, University City, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Meriden, Trumbull, Brandon, Plantation, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Sarasota, Skokie, Annapolis, Bethesda, Wheaton, Paramus, Bay Shore, Massapequa and Tukwila.
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