Category Archives: Pittsburgh Rideshare

How one Pittsburgh Rideshare Driver is Leveraging Airports to Double His Hourly Earnings

$9.00 per hour. That’s roughly what Jeff Upton made the first time he tried waiting at Pittsburgh International Airport to score a big rideshare fare. He assumed that passengers leaving the airport were more likely to require longer rides home, which meant big payouts for him. His thought process wasn’t entirely wrong. He did land […]

The Ultimate Airport Guide: Pittsburgh

I have the same conversation with rideshare drivers waiting at Pittsburgh International all the time. Driver: “Man there are no pings coming in AT ALL… It’s going to take more than an hour to get a ride” Me: “How many passengers are coming in?” Driver: “I’m not sure but it’s 7:00 so there should be […]

Pittsburgh Driving Strategy: Your Guide to Peak Driving Hours

As a rideshare driver in Pittsburgh, you get a first-hand view of everything our city has to offer. Sure, Pittsburgh is considered a small, mid-market city when compared to the likes of New York or Chicago, but look at all we have to offer. Our world class airport welcomes musical artists like Bruno Mars Bon […]

4 Ways That Pittsburgh Drivers Can Increase Their Earnings

According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a survey of rideshare drivers in 20 cities across the United States found that drivers in Pittsburgh are roughly in the middle of the pack when it comes to how much they earn per trip. So what can you do to start being a more profitable rideshare driver? Whether you’re […]

What Pittsburgh Drivers Do That Other Drivers Don’t

Pittsburgh drivers are a unique breed. Mostly because they have to be in order to navigate Pittsburgh’s infamous one-lane streets, crazy steep hills, narrow tunnels that seem more like neverending black holes, and hundreds of bridges. Yes, there are hundreds of bridges in Pittsburgh, 446 to be exact. They didn’t name it “The City of […]

General Rules and Regulations for Rideshare Drivers in Pittsburgh

Rideshare services and companies hold Pittsburgh to a certain standard. Uber chose this city to become the flagship for testing its innovative self-driving car, and even poached a number of Carnegie Mellon University robotics PhD students to work for Uber. With the industry frontrunners taking an invested interest in the city, Pittsburgh is a key […]

Taking Advantage of Gridwise Real-Time Alerts

As a key innovation of Gridwise, real-time alerts give you the power to make the right decisions as a driver. Often when you’re driving, you may be totally unaware of what’s happening in the surrounding area. It’s not your fault; your focus is on getting your passenger from point A to point B in a […]

Through the Lens of Pittsburgh Rideshare Drivers – Jeff Altman

Background Name: Jeff Altman Driving for: 6 months TNC Services: Uber (X and XL) and Lyft Driving Commitment: Full-time (40-50 hrs/week) Important Metrics: “I base my driving mainly off of earnings. In order to pay the bills, I usually have to put in at least 40 hours.” Don’t drive for Uber yet? By signing up […]

3 Tips for Maneuvering Through Pittsburgh Roads

The city of Pittsburgh isn’t known for its perfect infrastructure. That’s because the problems with the city’s roads, power grids, and structures border on terrifying. Many of the systems and roads in place are extremely old, dating as far back as the early 20th century. This city of bridges, with 446 total within city limits, […]

How to Incorporate Gridwise’s Airport Demand Feature into your Driving Strategy

Why even accept the ride? If rides to and from airports are long, time-consuming and sometimes require you to sit in annoying traffic, then why do drivers even bother taking them? Well, for one, the rides you accept will be relatively pricey. Each drive you make is pricier than the average fare. With Uber and […]