My daughter has been telling me about using the Uber or Lyft services when she travels instead of having to rent a car unless she needs to do a lot of driving. She said that it looks to her like it might be an interesting way to make some extra money, and after she showed me how it works, I think that it is something that I might like doing. I think that it could be a good part or fulltime job for a senior who likes people and likes to drive. The way it works is that when a person requests an Uber driver, Uber sends out a notice that shows where the passenger is at and where they want to go. The driver can then make the decision of whether to take that job or not, and if they choose to do it, then they respond to Uber and let them know that they will pick up the passenger. The passenger then sees a little map that shows where the Uber driver is coming from and shows his progress as he drives to your location. The app also has a picture of the driver and description of the vehicle that he is driving. You use your credit card to pay for the ride, so you always know how much you will be charged before you ever get in the Uber vehicle, and the driver is motivated to get you there as fast as possible, which some taxi drivers are not motivated to do. To be an Uber/Lyft driver, you must pass license requirements and background check, and your vehicle must also meet requirements and be a later model car, depending on the area where you live. In Huntsville, the earliest year you can use is 2008; but outside of Huntsville (or Birmingham) you can drive one as old as a 2002. Since you only take the jobs you want to take, you can drive as little or as much as you want, and can stay in areas where you feel comfortable driving. If you do not want to drive in traffic or at night, you do not have to take any jobs during those times. If we had a vehicle that was new enough to drive for Uber or Lyft, I think that I would like doing this. I could take short daytime jobs that were nearby, and make a little extra money. It seems to me that this is something that could work really well for seniors who want some extra income and not to be tied down to a regular job. When Robin and I went to Seattle , we took Lyft from the hotel back out to the airport to come back home, and I was able to see first hand how well it worked. I don’t think that our driver even knew very much English, but he was a good driver and knew his way around and was comfortable driving in Seattle traffic. I was impressed.