Timothy Hochstedler doesn’t work for the ride-hailing company, but he does recognize the popularity and benefits of its service, which is why he’s calling himself and his horse and buggy “Amish Uber.”
“Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes in and Uber is hot right now, so we have the Amish Uber. We can deliver people to their front door steps,” he told WWMT, a Michigan-based CBS affiliate.
For $5, Hochstedler is giving rides in his buggy in Colon, Mich., in St. Joseph County. Customers book a ride the old-fashioned way by flagging him down — no smartphones. Most of his riders are tourists, so he tells them stories about the town, though he does give the occasional local a ride as well.