Uber sent out an email on Thursday evening to thank those who rallied to keep its full fleet on the road in New York City, with staggering metrics to match.
The ride-hailing company and New York City reached an agreement on Tuesday afternoon that postponed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to implement a 1% cap on the company’s growth. Instead the city will study Uber’s impact for a year. In turn, the company agreed to provide more handicap-friendly vechicles and share data with City Hall.
In a message to its New York clientele – "your voice made it possible," the email said in bold letters – Uber gave its supporters statistics on how successful they were acting on its behalf.
New Yorkers sent 49,239 emails to the mayor’s office and the City Council and posted 18,623 tweets in support of the company, including nearly 9,300 with the hashtag #UberMovesNYC. In a matter of seven days, Uber signed up 35,000 new riders in the city.
"We’d also like to thank all the elected officials who opposed the proposed cap legislation," the email read, name dropping New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of Congress.
ICYMI: Several celebrities and GOP presidential candidates weighed in on how #UberMovesNYC this week, giving the campaign national appeal.
Uber is also delivering ice cream to customers around the world on Friday, but that’s a different story.