Rideshare driver seeing business increase as Alabama begins to reopen
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Rideshare business picking back up

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - One group of people suffering through this pandemic we don’t often think about, the rideshare driver. A lot of people drive for Uber and Lyft as a way to make a little extra money.

During the coronavirus pandemic though, drivers are struggling to get people in their cars and make themselves feel safe at the same time.

Browne said this would usually be a great time for rideshare drivers, the weather is nice, people are outside and workers are traveling for business, but the coronavirus has changed all of that.

On a normal week, Browne would take a lot of people to and from the airport, but now that’s barely happening.

“You might see a couple of cars up there trickling but nobody is just sitting there and there are no Uber and Lyft drivers in the back parking lot at all," she said.

“Oh it was great, it was awesome,” she said. "Everybody was just so eager to get out and just do something. I made good money then.”

At the same time, Browne recognizes that another surge of COVID-19 could happen and shut her business down again. She hopes people will still follow social distancing, where masks and keep up there personal hygiene, even though we are starting to see the state reopen.

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